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Chief Decries Slow Pace of Development in Northern Region

2007-06-06 22:32:13
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A traditional in Nakpanduri in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, has decried the slow pace of development in parts of the Northern Region, particularly the newly created Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District.

Naba David Kansuk, the Paramount Chief of Nakpanduri Traditional Area, mentioned the lack of good roads, communication facilities in the district, lack of electricity in Bunkpurugu township and surrounding communities, poor radio and television reception and unavailability of potable water in the area as some of the problems facing the people.

He expressed these concerns when Mr. Stephen Asamoa-Boateng, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, paid a courtesy call on him at his palace at Nakpanduri, during the Minister's just ended official tour to the district.

Naba Kansuk called on the Government to do something positive to transform rural communities to motivate the youth to stay there to help in the development of such areas.

He appealed for the upgrading of the Nakpanduri Secondary School so that teachers could accept postings to the school towards the improvement of education in the area.

Naba Kansuk also called for the rehabilitation of the Nakpanduri Police station, which was built in 1961 and had since not seen any renovation.

Mr. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng indicated that the NPP Government was in the process of developing every sector of the country. The Minister, therefore, appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to remain patient since development would never elude them under the NPP administration.

He said road construction was also high on the agenda of the Government and assured the chief and people that their concerns would be discussed at Cabinet and that priority attention would be given to the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district.

Mr. Asamoah-Boateng later addressed similar durbar of chiefs and people of Bunkpurugu and Yunyoo where he explained the Government development's agenda and appealed to the people to ensure peace towards the development of the area. He also commissioned a residential accommodation for police personnel in Bunkpurugu and addressed the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District Assembly.

Mr. Asamoah-Boateng was in the Northern Region to interact with staff and members of the district assemblies and visited ten out of the 13 districts in the region, which included the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Savelugu/Nanton, West Gonja, Tolon/Kumbungu and East Mamprusi districts. The rest are Gushiegu, Karaga, Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo, Nanumba North and Nanumba South Districts. Mr. Asamoah-Boateng promised that district assembly members would be given motorcycles on loan basis to facilitate their work.


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