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Mr Mark Woyongo, National Democratic Congress (NDC) aspiring Member of Parliament for the Navrongo Central Constituency has pledged to make education, especially of the youth, his priority if elected.
He reiterated that education was a powerful tool for addressing endemic poverty in the area.
He made the remarks when he donated a computer and accessories to Saint Mary Junior High School in the Kassena Nankana District.
Mr Woyongo said in addition to the MP’s share of the Common Fund, he would use his rich experience and international links to lobby for education scholarship packages for students from the area.
He said he would ensure that most of the schools in the constituency had facilities for the study of Information, Communication Technology.
Mr. Woyongo said he would facilitate the construction of small irrigation dams in the area and help interested individuals to acquire small loans to help them engage in farming.
“It will also contribute to the empowering of our women economically by facilitating their training in business skills to enable them to qualify for micro credit schemes which they can use to set up viable ventures”.
These, he noted, would help prevent the youth from migrating to urban areas to seek non-existent jobs.
The Headmistress for the School, Madam Justina Adda, commended Mr Woyongo and said the computer would help facilitate the academic work in the school.
Mr. Baba Alhassan, Constituency Chairman of the NDC, urged the electorate and political parties to conduct their campaigns in a civil manner to avoid violence in the forthcoming elections.
He called on the Media, the Electoral Commission and security agencies to be impartial in their duties to help ensure free and fair and election.