Should Dagbon be divided to create the Eastern Corridor Region?
Yes
No
Only if Yendi is Capital City
view results

250 Billion Cedis for Northern Development Fund


2007-12-10 23:07:55
This article has been read 832 times.


Mustapha Idris Ali
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Idris has announced a 250 billion cedi seed money to set up a Northern Development Fund aimed at bridging the North-South gap. He said the establishment of the fund is to reaffirm the government’s commitment to ensuring the well being of all Ghanaians.

The minister, who was giving an address at the Northern Regional Farmers’ Day held at Saboba in the Saboba Chereponi District expressed concern about the ever-increasing rate of bushfires in the three Northern Regions and called on district assemblies to review and implement laws on bushfires to address the situation.

Alhaji Idris reminded Ghanaians of the 2008 general elections, which, he said, required the commitment of all to ensure peace and unity before, during and after the elections, no matter whichever party emerged as winner.

He advised farmers not to dispose of farming in 2008 and follow politicians since all Ghanaians would be depending on them for food adding, "You have the key to sustaining our economy. Don’t let election 2008 divert your attention from farming."

Mr. Azumah Namoro Sanda, Saboba/Cheriponi District Chief Executive called for measures to rehabilitate all roads leading to food producing centres to ensure that farmers gained from their
produce.

He commended the government for creating the Chereponi District and gave the assurance that he would collaborate with whoever would be appointed to head the new district for development.

The Northern Regional Director of the Food and Agriculture, Mr. Sylvester Adongo, advised farmers in the three northern regions not use the recent flooding as a justification to abandon farming.

He said every business had a risk facet and that the disaster was of natural cause, which no one had control over and called on farmers not to be discouraged this year’s weather hazard as means of deterring them to quit farming.

In all, 27 personalities including five women and a blind person received various prizes with a 38-year-old Nakoja Batumbe, from Kpandai in the newly created Kpandai District emerging as the overall regional best farmer.

Mr. Adongo appealed to the Meteorological and Hydrological Services Departments to create early warning sign systems to provide timely information to those living in the low land areas.

source: ghanadistricts.com

Latest News
Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’


Abudus withdraw from Dagbon peace talks again


Tamale residents defend Mayor as impeachment agitation gathers momentum


Two killed in ‘attack’ on Fulanis at Yendi


Tamale Mayor faces impeachment over ‘stinking’ contracts, disrespect


'Mahama Camboo' collapsing taxi business


‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of busine


Buipe SHS matron arrested for stealing free SHS food


NPP youth invade police station, free suspects in Karaga


NPP youth chase DCE out of his residence


back January 2018 forward
S
MTWTF
S
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
-
8

currently online

2205889

visitors since Jan. 2006
Last updated: