The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says the development of the Upper East, North East, Northern, Savannah and Upper West Regions are cardinal to the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Dr Bawumia, during a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Sirigu Traditional Area, Naba Roland Akwara Atogumbey III, in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region said the NPP government wanted to make transformational policies to lift the people out of poverty by developing the north that had been left behind for a very long time.
The Vice President who is on a three-day tour of the Region to canvass votes in the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, said the government of President Akufo-Addo had demonstrated in the last four years that it has the policies that will lift the country and the North as a whole out of poverty.
He mentioned the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs,’ One Village, One Dam,’ ‘One Constituency, One ambulance,’ the Nation Builders Corps, ‘the Zongo Development Fund and the restoration of the teachers and nursing training allowances.
He said the flagship Free Senior High School policy was not exempted, adding “These are all concrete policies that are impacting on the welfare of our people, adding that the Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam, would become the biggest investment in the Northern part of Ghana since independence.”
The Vice President stressed that “the NPP has done more in four years than the NDC did in eight years. “Our opponents cannot point to that type of quantum of projects to affect our people. So we are asking for four more to do more. We have only started, there is more to do, a lot more, and we are asking for your support, the support of the people,” he added.
Naba Atogumbey in his welcome address, commended government for its policies and programmes for Ghanaians which had relieved most people from some financial burdens.
According to the Chief, the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ had increased food sufficiency in his Traditional Area, and the youth are now engaged in farming and this has helped to reduce youth migration to the South.”