he NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the Sagnarigu constituency, Madam Felicia Tettey has employed a unique strategy in the Sagnarigu constituency in her effort to educate the people on the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

She has combined the donation of COVID-19 logistics with a deliberate education on the virus alongside the many donations in the constituency to keep the people safe.

All 53 communities that constitute the Sagnarigu constituency have had Veronica buckets, bacteria liquid soap and hand sanitizers placed at the Palaces of all the chiefs of those communities.

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 Cedis to each of the stranded Kayaye (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region.

The head porters, numbering about 76, had attempted to flee from Accra back to their hometowns in the wake of the President's order for a partial lockdown in the Capital City and other parts of the country, but their journey back home was unsuccessful as it fell within the lockdown time on Monday.

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has requested for the establishment of a military base to take care of any unpleasant situations in the region.

He said: “what we have in Wa needs to be expanded and we are willing and prepared to facilitate its expansion. We needed a more befitting military base to take care of all unpleasant situations in the region”, he said.

Northern Regional Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, has accused the Regional Minster, Salifu Sa-eed and the NPP Northern Regional Chairman, Mohammed Baantima Samba, of selling some over 1300 tricycles that went missing in the Northern region under the Northern Development Authority.

According to Alhassaan Abdul-Mumin, this revelation can be found in a statement written by former CEO of Northern Development Authority, Dr Majeed Haroun, to the police CID.

They are therefore calling on the parties involved to “as a matter of urgency pay monies accrued from the sale of their share of the tricycles or return the tricycles to the NDA yard”

The issue of the missing tricycles began when Dr Majeed Haroun, the former CEO of the Northern Development Authority notified the police that some 400 tricycles had gone missing from the authority’s premises.

Salifu Sa-eed however denied having knowledge of these developments.

The Minister said “I wish to state categorically and unequivocally that, I did not direct anyone or group of persons or company to pick any item from the premises of the NDA yard in my name or the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. For the records, I was the same person who ensured the protection of said items upon my appointment until the appointment of the CEO of NDA”

Speaking at a press conference Monday however, the NDC’s Alhassaan Abdul-Mumin, said Salifu Sa-eed and the NPP regional Chairman are aware of the missing tricycles as they alleged that over 1300 have been missing so far.

“The former CEO of NDA, Dr. Majeed’s written statement to the police CID indicted the Northern Regional Minister and the NPP Northern Regional Chairman Samba. He categorically mentioned that the two knew the whereabouts of the missing tricycles and called for them to be investigated.”

“Reliable information available to us indicates the minister and chairman samba also received and sold over 1300 tricycles. As we speak now the two bigwigs have not made any payment to NDA’s account even though the tricycles were sold on cash. Only save-link a company which was horridly formed for the purpose of securing the contract for the tricycle project, has paid about 800,000 Ghana cedis out of an amount of 1,600,000. Our checks revealed that, the payments were made in three tranches to the ADB accounts of SADA/NDA. 250,000 cedis was paid on February, 15, 2020 and 200,000 cedis and 3500,000 were paid on February 16, 2020.”

They are therefore calling on police to release Dr. Majeed’s written statement and are also demanding that Northern Regional Minister and the NPP Northern Regional Chairman Samba to, as a matter of urgency, pay monies accrued from the sale of their share of the tricycles or return the tricycles to NDA yard.

Meanwhile Government has denied that the 400 missing tricycle were stolen.

According to the Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide, the tricycles were rather sold to deserving beneficiaries by the NDA.

source: ghanaweb.com

Mr Boniface Gambila, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Nabdam Constituency, has donated five boxes of alcohol based hand sanitizers to health centres within the constituency.

The sanitizers of 24 bottles in each box were given to the Nabdam sub-district health facilities namely, Sakoti, Pelungu, Nangodi, Logre/Kongo and Zanlerigu.

The health facilities are to also distribute the sanitizers to other CHPS Compounds in their various areas.

A retired educationist, Dr Musah Yamba, popularly known as ‘Gomna Bumbeo’ has initiated a move to depose the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Nalerigu/Gambaga in the North East Region.

Dr Yamba last week filed his nomination documents for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) upcoming parliamentary primary in the area.

MP for Sagnarigu, Alhassan Bashir Fuseini, has maintained that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo contributed barely anything to the peace currently enjoyed in Dagbon.

In his words, when it comes to the peace in Dagbon, “Akufo-Addo is the least contributor. He did nothing.”

Addressing journalists after a minority boycott of the SONA debate Monday, he accused Akufo-Addo of freeing some suspects who were indicted in the killing of the Ya Na when he was Attorney General.

“...what did he do? It was this same Akufo-Addo who freed the suspects when he was Attorney General.”

According to the MP, it was the NDC, under late President Mills’ regime that begun looking for a solution to a distressed Dagbon where about 18 people were arrested and arraigned before court.

“That happened under the NDC under Prez Mills. President Mahma came to continue. He ensured the building of the palaces were done and I was the Dep Minister of the region, I know it for a fact.”

“Without the the NDC there would never have been a solution.”

He reiterated that the President was only fortunate to witness a rather calm Dagbon when he became President.”

“He (Akufo-Addo) was just lucky that at the tail end of the peace process he became president and so he took credit for it.” A.B.A. Fuseini said.

He, however, credited former President John Agyekum Kufuor for creating a team of Chiefs on the journey to peace in Dagbon.

“You can credit prez Kufuor for stating something on the journey to peace.”

source: ghanaweb.com

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