‘Initiate moves to pay regional and district executives’

By Bajin
D Pobia, GNA

Lawra, July 10, GNA – Alhaji Abubakar
Abdul-Rahman, Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has
suggested to the NPP to consider initiating a policy to pay its regional and
constituency executives.

He said the executives were doing sacrificial
jobs and the time had come for the party to consider the constraints and
challenges many of them were facing and provide some salaries to cushion them.

This suggestion if considered, would help to
motivate our executives to work diligently to keep the party grassroot
structures functioning properly, and also disseminate the good policies and
programmes of the government to the people.

Alhaji Abdul-Rahman made the suggestion at the
Annual Lawra Constituency Delegates conference of the NPP held in Lawra.

Alhaji Abdul-Rahman said the NPP was gunning
to win nine parliamentary seats in the region come 2020 general election and
urged party supporters to remain united and devote their energies to work
harder to accomplish this fate.

He assured the people in the region that
issues of poor roads and other infrastructural inadequacies would be addressed
adding that the NPP needed more years rather than the eight years to deliver on
its good development policies and programmes to benefit Ghanaians.

Mr Anthony Abayifa Karbo, Member of Parliament
for the Lawra Constituency, who addressed the delegates, said the Free
Education for Senior High School students was coming on stream in September
this year.

He said the Ministry of Education had
constituted a team to address all challenges and difficulties associated with
the implementation of the programme to make it functional and operational this
academic year.

Similarly, teachers and nurses’ allowances
would be restored and make operational in September this academic year.

Mr Karbo who is also a Deputy Minister at the
Ministry of Roads and Highways said the Northern Development Authority which
had been allocated with $100 million dollars would come on to provide some
development needs of the people.

The establishment of a factory in each
district and the provision of dams in the communities to promote all year round
agricultural production would also come on to help improve livelihoods.

Mr Karbo called for active participation and
contributions of community members in the implementation of the programme.

“These projects, if successfully implemented,
would help promote agricultural production including animal husbandry and
reduce the seasonal migration of the youth from the north to cities and urban
centres in search of livelihoods”, he said.

Talking about the “Planting for Food and
Jobs”, programme, Mr Karbo encouraged people in the region to take advantage of
it to ensure food security and increase incomes.

He appealed to security agencies, farmers groups
and community members to be vigilant and ensure that fertilizers, seeds,
insecticides and other farm inputs meant for the programme were not smuggled
out to neighbouring countries to the detriment of farmers.

He announced that major roads and some rivers
in the area would be worked on while the provision of rural electricity and
potable water would also be improved to help enhance trade and socio-economic
advancement of the people.

Mr Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire, Lawra District
Chief Executive gave the assurance that under President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo’s administration, the Lawra District would be provided with the
needed infrastructural development and appealed to the people to continue to
give their unflinching support to the NPP.

He called for unity and peaceful co-existence
among the rank and file of the party, as well as good communication, constant
and strategic engagement to help in effective dissemination of messages to
party grassroot members.


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