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Let’s develop Paga District together – DCE appeals to indegenes

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The District Chief Executive for Paga in the Upper East Region, Gerard Ataogye, has appealed to stakeholders, opinion leaders, religious leaders and traditional rulers for a united front to be able to bring the needed development to the people in the area.

According to him, the area can only benefit from the transformational agenda of the NPP government is offering Ghanaians when there is unity among them. Speaking to Radio Ghana’s Samuel Ayammah in Paga, Mr. Ataogye mentioned lack of potable drinking water, access roads, inadequate schools and poverty as some of the challenges facing the area.

He reiterated the NPP government’s commitment to transforming the area. Mr. Ataogye urged the chiefs in the area to rally behind the political leadership to bring development.

He added that everybody in the area must find space to contribute to the effort at improving the quality of life. He called for full support from all stakeholders in the district to help his administration bring the needed development to the area.

He assured the chiefs of an open and transparent administration and urged them to feel free to approach him with challenges confronting them adding that political position is meant to serve but not to lord over the people.

Mr. Ataogye commended the traditional rulers for maintaining peace in their various communities and appealed to them to use their experience to help him succeed in his tenure of office.

He also appealed to the traditional rulers to help the assembly to create a land bank to facilitate the implementation of the president’s flagship programme – ‘the One-District-One-Factory’ project. Mr. Ataogye called on the people in the area to take advantage of the government policy on ‘planting for food and jobs’ to go into farming saying about 400 farmers have so far registered with the programme.

He called for effective stakeholder collaboration to improve health care delivery in rural communities. He said quality health care delivery was a collective responsibility of all to ensure that the public, especially women and children in rural communities had easy access at an affordable cost.

Mr. Ataogye said provision of health infrastructure, efficient management of resources and effective sensitization of community members through health outreach programmes, are key to improve the health of the people, to enhance their productivity and contribute to national development.

He said his outfit will continue to initiate projects that will help improve the living conditions of the people in the area and called for support from sons and daughters of Paga district who are in the Diaspora and other non-governmental organizations.

Story by GBC’s Samuel Ayammah

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