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Give More Attention to Newly Created Districts

2008-01-02 21:46:19
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Haruna Bayirga
The development needs of the newly created districts would not be achieved if government continue to share resources evenly with older districts, Mr. Bayirga Haruna, Member of Parliament for Sissala West has observed.

He called on the government to commit more resources to the newly created districts to catch up with the older districts to stop the uneven development pattern of the country which has become a problem for the government.

"We must learn from our past mistakes and avoid repeating them ", he said, pointing out that the disparity in development between the north and south is
a case in point.

Mr. Haruna was speaking at this year’s annual general meeting of the Sissala Union at Gwollu to mark Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebration.

He suggested that the formula for sharing the District Assemblies Common Fund should be reconsidered in favour of the new districts, while support from donor countries also be channelled towards their development.

He called on chiefs in the newly districts to lead a crusade to unite their people, saying, conflicts stagnate development, as government resources are used in peace management.

Mr. Haruna called on health authorities and the government to equip the Gwollu Health Centre and provide it with a medical doctor to take care of the health needs of the people.

He said because of the poor conditions at the Centre, patients from the communities were rather going over to neighbouring Burkina Faso to seek medical attention.

Mr. Moses Dani Baah, Member of Parliament for Sissala East said
Sissalas had been in deprivation for long and urged the people to unite to fight poverty, disease and underdevelopment.

He therefore, asked the people to take education seriously to achieve their development goals and economic betterment.

Madam Alice Boon, Member of Parliament for Lambussie, advised the people to rekindle the self-help spirit to undertake development projects to complement government’s efforts.

She also advised them to stop the wanton felling of trees for charcoal production and bush burning which was causing serious damage to the environment.

Mr. Adams Alando, President of the Sissala Union called on the people not to allow petty differences to separate them but to pool resources to develop the area.


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