An appeal has been made to the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, (BMA) to as a matter of urgency, give to the Bolgatanga East District Assembly, (BEDA) its fair share of the resources as a seed capital for a start.
Since the creation of the BEDA, it has not received the 40 percent share of resources required by law of the Municipal Assembly to give to it anytime an assembly is being divided from it Mother Union.
The delay in the release of the seed capital is hindering the smooth development of the infant district.
The appeal was made by Lawson Apandoo at the Palace on behalf the Paramount chief of the Zurungu Traditional Area Naba Ceaser Abanga Afegrah III, through the Upper East Regional Minister, Paulina Abayage, when she paid a courtesy call on him to pay homage, as part of her routine working visits to Paramouncies.
The Minister’s tour, took her also to the Sakote and Nangodi Paramouncies in the Nabdam District.
The visit was to pay homage, ask for their blessings and solicit for their support to develop the Upper East Region.
The chief of Zurungu, Naba Abanga III congratulated the President of the Republic of Ghana for the confidence reposed in the Regional Minister by appointing her to be the head the region. This, he said, only learnt credence to gender equality as espoused by his Excellency Nana Addo.
The chief added that, though the government has done well so far in his two years in office by curving out the Bolga East District and the award of contract for the contraction of the administration bloc which a sod was cut the district still need more projects.
Naba Abanga also called on the Minister to see to it that, the roads in the districts are properly worked on.
In her response, the Regional Minister said, she was touch by the issues raised and that it was not by a mistake that the President brought her back home.
The Minister indicated that, she is born and groomed in the region and knows very about the plights of the people.
She indicated that despite the fact the region has so many ethnics and rich cultural diversities, the people co-exit peacefully.
She added that the region was also imbued with a lot of potentials like basketry and leather works, wonderful tourist sites, beautiful traditions in addition to its hard working and dedicated people, producing about 60 percent of the country’s guinea fowls.
She reiterated that the vision of Nana Addo’s laudable policies of Planting for Food and Jobs, One-Village-Dam, One-District One-Factory, Rearing for Jobs to be rolled out soon; are the areas she will, with the support of traditional rulers and subjects liaised strongly with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, to bring home the regions’ fair share of development.
Ms. Abayage assured the chief and people of the BEDA that, every concern raised will be looked into and that those beyond her would be forwarded the President’s for redress.
Story by: Emmanuel Akayeti