Minister urges public to remain united

Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has called on the public to remain united and support government to carry out its policies and programmes.
He said the 11th European Union Development Fund has provided 160 million euros to invest in agriculture, roads and bridges as well as fighting climate change in all the 11 districts in the region.
Mr Issahaku said some major roads in the region would be worked on while others would also be tarred to facilitate the movement of people, goods and services.
He said government should consider establishing a poultry feed factory in Sissala as the main preoccupation of its indigenes are farmers involved in large scale maize production.
Mr Issahaku advised the five Sissala district chief executives in the region to be humble to those they interact with and seek to improve the lot of the people.
He said as district chief executives, they must ensure that grassroots governance was vibrant and functional to advance government’s policies and programmes.
Talking about activities of illegal mining which was ongoing in the Wa East District, Mr Issahaku tasked the district chief executive and the people of the area to consider it as a health and environmental risk and should combine efforts to fight its menace.
He called on parents to live up to their expectation, fight indiscipline among the youth and help stem the rise in teenage pregnancies.
Dr Roger Kanton, President of the Sissala Union, said the Union was working hard to make the Sissali an examinable language in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The West Africa Examination Council should also consider establishing an examination centre in the Sissala area as many of the students in the area suffer many challenges when they travel to Wa, Bolgatanga and Tamale to write their papers.
The Sissala Union President appealed also to the Local Government Ministry to consider upgrading Tumu, the Sissala East District Capital to a Municipal status.

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