Govt determined to bridge the dev't gap – Veep

Bolga (U/R), Sept. 10, GNA – Vice President
Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has stated that the objective of the NDC is to support the
vulnerable and deprived to climb the socio-economic development ladder.

He said the Government was also focused on
bridging the development gap between the urban and the rural communities.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur stated this
when he paid a courtesy call on the Bolga Tindana, Ayeta Atona at Tindong
Molgo.

The call was to inform the Bolga Tindana
about his mission in the area as he continued with his campaign tour of the
Upper East Region.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur stated that
the Government was determined to collaborate with the people to equitably
distribute the national resources to all parts of the country.

He introduced the NDC’s Parliamentary
nominee for Bolga Central, Mr Isaac Adongo, to the Tindana and the people.

Tindana Ayeta Atona prayed for a peaceful
election and urged political parties and their followers to maintain the
prevailing harmony.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also paid
courtesy call on Tong Ranaa-Kubilsong Nalab Tong, the Paramount Chief of the
Talensi Traditional area.

He told them that the NDC’s Parliamentary
nominee, Mr Benson Tongo Baaba, who won the by-election last year, had not had
enough time to serve, so he should be given another term to better represent
the people.

He said the NDC believed that it had the
best plan and the people to deliver on their promises.

Tong Ranaa-Kubilsong Nalab Tong, for his
part, commended Vice President Amissah-Arthur for honouring him with a visit.

He said his vision as a chief was based on
development for the people and all well-meaning people should work together for
the development of the area.

He appealed to all parties who intended to
campaign in Talensi to do their best to ensure peace and tranquility in the
area.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur also
paid a courtesy a call on the Bongo Naba.

He called for unity in the Bongo
Constituency and urged the losing aspirants in the NDC’s primary to support the
party’s parliamentary nominees to retain their seats.

He said the NDC as a tradition believed in
development and the Government would continue to invest in infrastructural
development.

The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional
Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyaarum, for his part commended the Government for
the various the infrastructural developments it had undertaken in the area.

He, however, appealed to the Government
build a Teacher Training College and a district hospital to help address the
higher education and health needs of the people.

He also appealed to the Government to
provide the Bongo Traditional Council with a vehicle because their old vehicle
had broken down.

GNA

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