President Akufo Addo has appealed to traditional leaders in the Sissala area to cooperate with relevant security bodies, even more, to stamp out fertilizer smuggling into neighbouring Burkina Faso.
Whilst the government is working to improve the supply of fertilizer, It’s a setback for all of us as it has contributed to the slow distribution of fertilizer across the country and warned that: “It cannot be right that the fertilizer that is being subsidized by the Ghanaian taxpayer is being smuggled by a few greedy criminal elements”.
The President noted ” that the shortage of fertilizer is a setback for all of us and the country and Chiefs would need to cooperate with the security to stop it whilst government increase efforts to get fertilizer for farmers”
The President said this today 13th July 2021 when he paid a courtesy call on the Tumu traditional council to thank them for their support during the last election. The President who was expected in Tumu by 2 PM explained his late arrival by 4pm was due to the poor weather situation in Wa.
His excellency assured the people that “in my last term as president 1,200 kilometres of roads were asphalted and in his last tenure in office, a total of 1,500 kilometres of roads would be done and the Sissala East roads including the Tumu town roads would be considered and included. He assured
“Kuoro in my first term I made a point to visit every region every year six months into my second term I decided to revisit my practice, it gives me an opportunity as always to listen to the issues that confront the people so that it can guide the governance of the country, my expectation is that it will include the roads of the area and help accelerate the town roads in Tumu” .
On the EU projects exclusion of Sissala East and West, the president described it as unfortunate and indicated that “ it will require variations of the programme and promised something actively is being carried out and very very soon you would see action to add communities from Sissala East and West onto the programme”.
Tumu will also be added to the list of agenda111 planned hospitals to be built, a situation the President expressed surprise about Sissala East exclusion and said that would be done through variation. The President personally assured to donate two buses to the St. Clares Vocational institute and the Tumu Senior High Technical school upon request.
President Akufo Addo was also grateful to the people for retaining him as president and promised to use his current mandate to work to regain the seat his party lost in the Upper West region.
For the errant soldiers who subjected residents of Wa to beatings, they would face the full rigours of the law and to add my voice to the apology of the government and reassure the people of the region an incident like this does not recur and said he was very proud of the name bestowed on him name `Nandontenge`.
A business resource Centre was later commissioned by the President in Tumu under the one district one factory policy of the government to promote business in the municipality. The President was accompanied by the upper west regional minister, the interior minister, the member of parliament of Sissala East and deputy sanitation minister, Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, party officials and a host of other government officials as well as former members of parliament for Sissala East and West Mr Ridwan Abass and Mr Patrick Adamah.
.Source: Radford FM/Tumu