In fulfilment of a campaign promise in 2016 to alleviate poverty among his people when elected, the Member of Parliament (MP ) for Garu , Hon Albert Akuka Alalzuuga, has carried out a number of development projects in the constituency to enhance the living condition of the people.
Speaking to THE REPUBLIC in Parliament on developmental issues in the constittuency, the MP said, he has undertaken a number of developmental projects and programmes which would inure to the good people of Garu
He said to ensure the health needs of his people, he had facilitated to construct a CHPS compound at Meliga community and as well supported the construction of Kolmasug and Duri communities to build CHPS Compounds respectively.
In addition to that, Mr Akuka said, he facilitated the renovation of the bangulow of the District Director of Health Services and also paid medical bills of some needy residents in the constituency.
The MP said, there are other health facilities which need the government urgent attention to enable the people of Garu access to quality healthcare and promised to continually knocking at the doors of the government for the projects.
Touching on education in general, the Garu lawmaker said, over 10 basic schools in the constituency have received different kinds of assistance including provision and supply of Furniture, Exams writing materials including Maths sets , pens and penciles.
He explained that, he had procured over 500 dual desk for schools within the District to improve teaching and learning and as well provided over 1,500 mathematical Sets to students who took part in the 2017/2018 Basic Education Certificate Examination ( BECE).
The MP stressed the need for students to be focused and study hard because there is no short-cut to success. He added that students must study courses that would give them employable skills for jobs in order to be economically independent.
He noted that, during the 2016 electioneering campaign he promised to close the gap created in the education sector where the poor could not access education and that, over 150 needy students are benefiting from the MP Scholaship, while hundreds of them also continue to benefit from the MP Free extra/vacation classes.
While promising to continue in the effort to improve high-quality education in the constituency, Mr Akuka reassured the effort to put up a number of education facilities in most of the deprived communities to enable pupil to have conducive and safe environment for teaching and leaning.
Mr Akuka who was once a District Chief Executivee for the Garu-Tempani said, development could not take without food security and to improve food crops yeild, he assisted some farmers and also donated a Motorbike for the 2018 Best Young farmer in the District.
Again, supported thet Christians and the Muslims communities with 500 bags of cements for their respective projects in the constituency as part of the development agenda.
He want government to continue and finish some of the abandoned projects within the constituency in time, especially feeder roads to enable farmers and other commuters to have access to market and farms.
As part of the effort to stamp out poverty in the constituency, Hon. Akuka said, he is workung hard to assist women with skilled train enterprises so they could earn a decent living, while effort also been made to obtain soft loans from few financial instituions and the MASLOC under the government.
Nonetheless, he urged the constituents to remain peaceful to each other but hopeful, as the task of pushing for development involved peace and cooperation, promising he would never let them down.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Felix Nyaaba