– Boar tells Tamale chiefs
Mr. Solomon Boar, the Deputy Northern Regional minister and Member of Parliament for the Bunkprugu constituency, has called on chiefs in the region to rally behind government to enable it transform the lives of the people in the region.
He said that he, the regional minister and the Tamale mayor were just three catapults serving as field officers for the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice, Allhaji Dr. Mamamudu Bawumia, who cannot do anything without the support of chiefs in the area.
Mr. Boar made the call when he paid a courtesy call on some chiefs in the Tamale metropolis last Thursday.
“We need peace to be able to fulfill the agenda of His Excellency Nana Addo. We cannot realize this if we don’t get the support of our traditional rulers,” he said
He said the Northern Region has lots of potentials that can change the lives of the people, but what was needed was peace and unity, adding that development cannot take place without relative peace and stability.
According to him, the gross domestic product of the Northern Region alone in five years to come will exceed that of some countries and, if invested well, it will help better the lives of the people.
“The Northern Region has lots of potentials. Tamale alone, if we tell you what Tamale alone has, the impact that it can make in our economy as a nation, it is so monumental. So we are calling on the able traditional rulers for their humble support because we will continue to knock on their doors,” he noted
He said the “One district one factory” policy, the free SHS policy and the “One village one dam” policy of the president were some interventions by the Nana Addo-Bawumia government to help improve the livelihoods of all Ghanaians.
Mr. Boar also mentioned youth unemployment and education of the youth as something very key to the president, and the government of the NPP was working hard to address them.
Meanwhile, the chiefs, on their own, advised Mr. Boar to always fall on them for support whenever things turn out difficult for him, and appealed to the youth to desist from wrongful acts that can tarnish the image of the government.
The paramount chief of the Sagnarigu traditional area, Naa Ambassador Abdulai Yakubu, however, called on the supporters of New Patriotic Party (NPP) to support the agenda of the president.
According to Ambassador Abdulai Yakubu, actions by some party supporters were in the move to paint the government of Nana Addo bad.
“I would have wished that, if they really support his Excellency the President and want us to move forward, they should not continue to humiliate him. Whatever their opinions are, 2019 is not far away. They should wait and express themselves at the party’s congress. But now, they should give the president a chance to work,” he noted
He also appealed to them to allow the appointees of the president to do their mandated jobs without hindrances, as they are those chosen to help bring the vision of the president to reality.
“And that is what it should be, let the nominees of his Excellency the President have chance to work and if they do not deliver, you can take any decision when the right time comes,” he stated.
He also called on all in the region, especially people within the Tamale metropolis, to support the metropolitan assembly to carry out all its developmental projects, especially the pending decongestion exercise scheduled for May 15, this year.
He said all the chiefs in the region were behind the assembly to clean Tamale of its filth to attract investors from outside to invest their moneys to create jobs for the unemployed.
“The assembly voted hundred percent for the Metropolitan Chief Executive so we appealed to them to give support to carry out this important assignment of decongesting some of the streets of our regional capital,” he stated.
Mr. Boar, who was in a convoy with the Tamale mayor, Musah Iddrisu Superior, and some party supporters, called on the Gulkpe-Naa, Alhaji Alhassan Abdulai; the Dakpema, Alhaji Alhassan Dawuni; the Lamashegu-lana, the Banvum-lana, the Bug-lana, the Guma-Naa and the Sagnarigu–Naa, as part of his familiarization tour of the region.
The visit was meant to allow the deputy minister the opportunity to introduce himself to the leaders of the region and also ask for their blessings as he assumed office as deputy minister in the region.
The deputy minister and his convoy also called on Sheikh Ibrahim Baasha, also known as Sheikh Bayan.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Abdul-Fatawu Adam Wunizoya