Men urged to support women in District Assembly elections

Comfort Sena Fetrie, GNA,

Buipe, Jan 24, GNA –
Mr Samuel Yeyu Tika, Deputy Savannah Regional Minister has called on Men to
support Women to actively participate in the next District Level Elections.

This, he said will
enable them to fully support the development of the area.

He said assembly
elections held currently revealed that only a few women participated,
especially in the Northern sector and almost, all of them failed to get the nod
and indicated that it had affected gender balance in the Assemblies.

Mr Tika made the
call during the inauguration of Assembly members of the Central Gonja district
at Buipe in the Savannah Region.

Thirty Assembly
Members made up of only men were inaugurated to promote popular participation
in governance.

Mr Tika urged the
Assembly members to make positive contributions to ensure that the district
benefitted from government flagship programmes.

He encouraged the
Assembly Members to be committed to assignments given them in their new roles
to contribute to address challenges of unplanned and haphazard development in
the district and ensure compliance with building rules and regulations on the
zoning and development of lands according to approved plans and designated land
use, to avoid flooding.

He also urged them
to use their position as assembly members to educate the citizens on the
importance of sanitation management, environmental health and rules in the

Mr Mahama Mustapha,
District Chief Executive, emphasised on the need for members to be united and,
endeavour to be diligent, accountable and responsive to the needs of the people
in the district, to enhance their livelihood.