Lawra District to be elevated to a Municipality – Karbo

Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA

Lawra, (U/W), July 10, GNA – Mr Anthony
Abaifaa Karbo, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lawra Constituency in the
Upper West Region has hinted that the Lawra District will soon be elevated to
the status of a Municipality.

The Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways
said the district was going to witness an unprecedented massive infrastructure
development in the areas of roads, health, education and agriculture among
others if elevated.

Mr Karbo who made this known to the Ghana News
Agency in an interview in Lawra during the Republic Day said some engineers
were already in the district to demarcate every part of the district as part of
the development plan for the district.

“All roads in the district have been
adequately captured in a document and ready waiting for the sector Minister to
append his signature for work to start”, he said.

The Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways
noted that all these would happen under the “Nana Addo Legacy Projects”,
hinting that the Lawra, Nandom, Sissala West, Sissala East, Wa West, Wa East
and Lambussie District roads were all captured under the ‘Nana Addo Legacy’.

Mr Karbo also disclosed that two districts in
the region namely, Lawra and Nandom were also selected to benefit from a rural
electrification project which would ensure that all communities in the two
districts were connected to the national grid.

He appealed to the Lawra District Assembly to
develop a data base of all artisans in the district so that contractors who
signed contracts with the Assembly would engage their services for the
execution of the project as part of the contract terms.

This, the MP said would address the situation
where contractors sign contracts with Assemblies and bring people outside the
district to do the work, adding that it would also ensure that local artisans
in the district also got jobs to do.

Mr Karbo expressed worry that sometimes he got
opportunities employment opportunities only to call home and be disappointed
due to lack of the requisite qualification for the said job opportunity.

He therefore appealed to parents to take
advantage of the “Free Senior High School Policy” that would be starting in
September this year to educate their children so that in future a lot more
people from the district would have the basic qualification for employment.

The Deputy Roads and Highways Minister
emphasised government intention to complete projects initiated by the previous
government and also initiate new ones to ensure continuity and enhance
efficient use of scarce resources.


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