Deputy Northern Regional Minister Solomon Boar with Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai and Bolin Lana Abdulai Mahamadu
Solomon Boar, Deputy Northern Regional Minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bunkpurugu, has paid a courtesy call on chiefs in the Northern Region.
The move was to thank them for their support during and after his inauguration as the Deputy Northern Regional Minister.
The deputy minister visited the regent of Dagbon Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai, Bolin Lana Abdulai Mahamadu, paramount chief of Sagnarigu Traditional Area Naa Yakubu Abdulai and other chiefs in the region.
The Deputy Minister appealed to the chiefs to continue to pray and support him to address the numerous challenges facing the region and successfully execute the agenda of President Nana Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the minister and his deputy cannot do anything meaningful in the region without the support of the chiefs and stakeholders.
He indicated that the introduction of the one district, one factory policy would create many jobs for the youth in the region.
The deputy minister stated that the Northern Region has many potentials and assured the youth of job opportunities.
Mr. Boar disclosed that the free Senior High School (SHS) policy would commence in September, 2017, adding that President Akufo-Addo is poised to make a difference in the lives of the people of Ghana.
Mr Boar said the good plans of the NPP cannot materialize if there is no peace in the region.
The regent of Dagbon Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai said conflicts had hampered the development of the Northern Region.
He therefore urged the people of the region to give peace a chance to enable the region to benefit from the numerous developmental projects of government for the North.
Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai indicated that resources that government would have used to enhance agriculture, education and provide potable water were being used to solve chieftaincy issues.
“Today if you talk of a place with poverty, hunger and all that that is the Northern Region, which shouldn’t be the case, because we have lands that we can invest in as farmers.”
He urged northerners to heed the call of President Akufo-Addo to change their attitudes, indicating that if the people of the North do not do that, it would be difficult to progress.
The regent assured the deputy minister of peace in Dagbon and his continuous blessings in the region.
Bolin Lana Abdulai Mahamadu of the Abudu Royal Family appealed to the deputy minister to enhance agriculture in the region to enable farmers expand their businesses and cater for their families.
He also tasked the minister to work to improve the water crisis in Yendi since it has been a challenge for the people of the area and its environs.
Bolin Lana Abdulai Mahamadu reiterated his commitment to sustaining peace in the Northern Region to create jobs for the youth.
From Eric Kombat, Yendi