Views: 256 Ishmael Junourgh, Moaduri, June 26, 2019, Tue, 7:00 pm “The Mamprugu Moaduri District in the North East Region has seen a lot of deve...
Ishmael Junourgh, Moaduri, June 26, 2019, Tue, 7:00 pm
“The Mamprugu Moaduri District in the North East Region has seen a lot of development, but more is still needed to take the area out of the woods as the District Chief Executive, (DCE) Hon. Abu Adam addressed the Assembly’s ninth ordinary meeting, yesterday (June 26, 2019) at Yagaba.
The Chief Executive stated, in his speech, the development challenges the Assembly was tackling to include; improving health delivery, expanding potable water supply, upgrading road network, increasing employment opportunities, growing the Assembly’s finance and intensifying environmental sanitation.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament, (MP) Hon. Ibrahim Tanko present at the meeting called for unity among the members for a healthy development eco-system for the area.
The speech focused on the projects, the programs and the activities of the Assembly from January to December 31, 2019.
The Hon. Chief Executive said the Assembly was to construct two Community Health Planning Compounds (CHPS) at Gbima, build a maternity ward at the Kubori Health Centre, complete a CHPs at Yagaba, furnish and extend electricity to the CHPs at Kpatorigu and support a community self-help project at the Kubori Health Centre.
Besides, he said the Assembly would complete a 12 seater KVIP and a urinary at the Kubori market, Yagaba, Tantala and Loagri.
He said the District had joined the WASH league table in 2016 and it scored 25th position out of 26 then and that when he took office he worked to improve the grade to 18th in 2018 and 17 th in 2019.
The DCE said he had drilled a borehole-for-water at the Yagaba Senior High School and two others at the Kuchelum-New-Site and those water sources were to be mechanised soon.
Similarly, the National Service Scheme had drilled 11 others at the following communities in the District: Yezeisi, Yizebisi, Kunkwa, Kubori, Zukpeni, Soo, Licha, Soo Namoo and Tantala.
The Assembly was also providing a Small-Town-Water-System at Tantala, Katigiri, Kubori, and Gbima. He said the construction would commence soon.
Aside, four sixteen-seater toilets and four mechanised boreholes were at various stages of construction at Yagaba Health Post, Kunkwa, Loagri and Yiziesi communities, and those were under the one million per constituency project.
With the same facility, the District was benefitting from the construction of three three-unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities at the Kunkwa and Kubori communities.
He noted that the Chief Executive Officer of the National Service Scheme, also an aspiring parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party, (NPP) Hon. Mustapha Ussif had lobbied with the GNPC for 300 mono-desks for distribution to schools across the District.
Apart from that, the Assembly had started the procurement process for six hundred and forty-one metal dual desks at 288,450 Cedis from the District Assembly Common Fund Responsiveness Fact Grant.
The Parliamentary Aspirant was also able to secure construction of Kindergarten (KG) facilities for Yizeisi and Tantala as well as the construction of a three-unit classroom block at Yirangu.
The project was valued at 875,000 Cedis from the GetFund.
The Assembly was also using fund from the DDF to complete and to furnish two three-unit classroom blocks at the Kunkwa and Bugyina communities.
Meanwhile, the Soo KG and the Primary schools had been added to the Ghana School Feeding Programme and five more schools had been submitted for the programme.
The Hon. DCE added that the Assembly had taken delivery of 17 motorbikes from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for its members and that five more bikes were to be procured for the DPCU, the Environmental Health Unit and the Works Department for fieldwork.
He said the Agric Department had also registered over 3,700 farmers for certified seeds and nitrogen-based fertilizer, had arranged to distribute 5000 grafted cashew seedling to needy farmers and had supported 15 flood communities with mini bags of early maturing maize seeds.
Also, he said the Assembly would cultivate 1075 hectares of rice and would train some residents of the Priima, Wuyima, Kusobi and Sakpaba communities in food safety.
He reiterated that the President, Nana Akufo-Ado on his visit to the District as part of duty tour of the North-East Region, had commissioned a warehouse for the District and that the Assembly had allocated 12 motorbikes for the implementation of the Government’s Planting for food and job programme.
He said some ten communities had been slated for the construction of dams to improve the Agric sector. The communities were as follow:Kpatorigu, Yizeisi, Sakpaba, Tantala, Dabozesi, Kubugu, Kubori, Soo, Jadema and Kunkwa.
He said the government, under the LEAP, a social intervention programme, had paid close to 71,000 Cedis to 115 households in 23 communities in the area from January to May this year.