Bawku Municipal Assembly initiates policies to attain development goals

Jerry Azanduna, GNA

Bawku (U/E), Sept. 17, GNA – The Bawku
Municipal Assembly has initiated various policies aimed at promoting quality
sustainable livelihoods as part of measures to help achieve the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).

Some of the measures include enforcing
by-laws of the Assembly and promoting pragmatic education that would provide
the basic needs of the people.

The Assembly would also focus on improving
agriculture production of staples and horticultural crops.

Hajia Hawa Nincheamah, the Bawku Municipal Chief
Executive (MCE), said this on Monday when she presented this year’s budget to
the Assembly.

She said a total of GH¢ 8,790,309.53 has
been allocated for the implementation of the measures taken to improve on the
livelihood conditions of the people in the area.

“The Assembly would promote poultry and
livestock development for food security and income generation by 2020, to end
hunger and ensure access by all to safe nutrition and sufficient food for all
year round”, she said.

Hajia Nincheamah said for goal three, the
Assembly would bridge the equity gaps in geographical access to health services
to ensure healthy lives and promote the wellbeing for all.

She said in order to achieve goal four, the
Assembly would increase inclusive and equitable access to participation in
formal education at all levels and improve quality teaching and learning that
would promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Hajia Nincheamah said the measures would
ensure that all girls and boys had access to early childhood development care
and pre-primary education and complete free equitable quality primary and
secondary education.

The MCE said water and sanitation is a
priority to the area and the Assembly is working to accelerate the provision of
adequate, safe and affordable water, and improve the provision of environmental
sanitation facilities to ensure availability and sustainable of the management
of water and sanitation facilities in the Bawku municipality and its environs.