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Make Tamale a safe haven for habitation – MCE

2013-10-07 20:46:40
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Mr Abdul-Rhaman Abdul-Hanan Gundado, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to chiefs and opinion leaders in the Metropolis to unite and work towards making Tamale a safe haven for habitation.

He said, when that was achieved, the region would able to attract the needed investments.

According to him, of the three northern regions, Tamale is the ‘boiling pot’ and that a good legacy to the people would be to create such peaceful environment in order to increase private sector confidence for investment, which comes with engaging the youth in gainful employment to reduce poverty.

Mr Gundado made the appeal in Tamale on Friday when he paid a courtesy call on some chiefs within the Tamale Metropolis to officially introduce himself and to discuss plans he has for the development of the Metropolis.

The chiefs visited included the Lamashe-Na, Alhaji Abdulai Ziblim, Chief of Lamashegu, the Dakpema, Alhaji Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni, chief of Tamale, the Bogulu-Lana, Alhaji Abdul Rahaman Alhassan and the Choggu-Na, Yakubu Nayi. All the chiefs pledged their commitment to work to sustain the peace in the Metropolis.

Mr Gundado said it was necessary for a lasting peace to prevail in the Tamale Metropolis to propel development so as to improve education, fight disease, ignorance and to alleviate poverty.

“Tamale is the third largest Metropolis in Ghana and in the past there has been a negative reportage going out suggesting that Tamale is a strife-torn city. The situation today has changed and we are those to make the place a safe haven for habitation and businesses so that Tamale will befit its status”, he said.

He commended chiefs, opinion leaders and the youth for the various roles they played in making Tamale peaceful and stressed that it was necessary not to relent in any effort.

He said the government’s “Better Ghana Agenda” was on course and that it needed the support and involvement of all Ghanaians to ensure the massive development of the country.

Mr Gundado later told the media that one of his priority plans was to intensify efforts at increasing internally generated funds, adding that he would later liaise with chiefs and other stakeholders for property registration to improve revenue mobilization.

He said the two main Tamale markets were congested and that the Assembly would be looking at avenues to build a new market at a strategic location to increase businesses, which could also improve revenue collection.

The chiefs advised the MCE to remain firm, open minded and truthful to the people to ensure that he succeeded in executing his agenda while others appealed to him to run an open door administration.


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