The District Chief Executive for North East Gonja Assembly in the Savannah Region, Abdullah Alhassan Iddi has called for accurate and balanced reporting on government’s evidence-based policies accomplished so far in the country.
According to him government flagship programs are positively impacting the lives of the people of North East Gonja District and the country at large, hence, his call for fair reportage.
Mr Abdallah Alhassan Iddi made the call at the maiden edition of the Meet the Press organized by the North East Gonja District Assembly to highlights the achievement of government flagship programs in the district.
He mentioned the Free Senior High School, Planting for Food and Jobs, the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) among other pro-poor policies that he posited deserved extensive media coverage.
He indicated that, farmers in the district subscribed to the government’s planting for food and jobs programme where they benefited from subsidized fertilizer, improved seeds and other farm inputs in the 2019 farming season.
He said his outfit as DCE for North East Gonja District, within the 9 months has registered a total of 118 LEAP beneficiaries, constituting 285 men and 532 women, saying a total amount of GH¢241, 217 were disbursed to beneficiaries in the area so far.
To help boost health care delivery in the district, Abdallah Alhassan stated that, the assembly intends constructing a mini theater and dental center at the existing health centre in Kpalbe to improved healthcare delivering in the area.
As a newly created district which lacks infrastructure, he said plans were afoot to fulfill the Nana Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 campaign promises to the people.
Alhassan Abdullah Iddi who doubles as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Salaga North Constituency said several communities include Lantinkpa, Kidengi, Tunga, Kanakulai and Kpalayili has so far been connected to the national grid through the efforts of the Assembly to improved socio economy activities in these communities.
The DCE said more communities would soon be connected in line with government’s desire to achieve universal access to electricity to enhance the role of rural communities in national development.
Responding to questions, Alhassan Abdullah Iddi gave assurance that construction of roads will resume when the rains subsides.
According to him, the district is to
benefit from the Sino Hydro road project
and anticipated that it will alleviate the plight of the people.
The North East District was carved out the then East Gonja District (Salaga) in the Savannah Region.
It was among the newly created 38 Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts to bring governance closer to the doorstep of the people.
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