The District Chief Executive for Lambussie District in the Upper West Region, Iddrisu Braimah Wikana reiterating government’s commitment to delivering on its mandate and fulfilling the promises made to Ghanaians, asked participants to good use of opportunities presented them the government.
He highlighted some of the flagship policies and programmes that the Akuffo-Addo led NPP administration has been implementing since they assumed office.
He said government’s Planting for food and Jobs policy was already creating employment for the youth as many farmers are already engaged by the policy and the implementation of the fertilizer subsidy program have enticed farmers to farm more and was optimistic that the policy was going to yield desired results.
He however lamented that some people, for their parochial interest have started smuggling the subsidized fertilizer into Burkina Faso to make money and has therefore vowed to deal with anyone who is caught in such an act.
“How can you smuggle something which belongs to others to sell and claim you are rich?” He quizzed.
He advised the public to reveal information about culprits who engage in such acts to the police for the law to take its course.
He also called on all citizens to support government’s one village one dam policy of which plans are far advanced towards its implementation. He urged them to take full advantage when the policy is implemented so as to enable them engage in all year round farming.
Hon. Braimah indicated that the one district one factory policy which is aimed at bringing industrialisation to the door steps of the Ghanaian would be implemented as government has already budget an amount of GHS 453 Million Ghana Cedis to that effect.
He therefore urged small scale businesses within the district to submit their proposals towards the implementation of the policy for consideration.
The Town Hall Meeting initiative which was launched in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly on august 1st is expected to be held in all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country by the Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development whose core mandate it is, to citizenry participation in in government, and development process by empowering with relevant information.
The programme is also to equip locals with knowledge in the government’s policies and programme.
Mr. Bennin Douri Issifu on Town Hall Meeting at Lambusie
Information Officer for the Upper West Region, Mr. Bennin Douri Issifu revealed that 50 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) had been selected for the month of August of which five districts in the Upper West Region were inclusive namely; Wa, Daffiama-Bussie-Issa, Nadowli-Kaleo, Lawra and Lambussie districts respectively.
He called on all participants not to be spectators but citizens who should contribute meaningfully during open fora such that feedback would be sent back to government for policy redirection and implementation which would inure to their needs and preferences.
Credit: Bamie Tahir Ahmed