Politics of Thursday, 5 July 2012
The Bawku Municipality has recorded unprecedented development under the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Musah Abdulai, and Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Bawku, said on Wednesday.
He said that “the achievements made in the past three-and- half years under the NDC government "has earned us this status and all of us have helped in diverse ways to achieve this enviable accolade”.
Mr. Abdulai was speaking at separate functions at Bengure and Pusiga to inaugurate the newly created Binduri and the Pusiga Districts which were previously under the Bawku Municipality.
On education in the Binduri District, the MCE said that schools in the area had benefited from Information Communication Technology (ICT) facility and mentioned some of the beneficiaries as the Binduri and Bazua Junior High Schools.
He said, “Projects on the Bansi-Wiidi, Boko, Binduri, Zaago, Benguri, Agumsi, Nayoko No 1, Zawse and Kaadi schools have been completed while work on Kpalugu Junior High School and the Zawse School is ongoing.”
Mr. Abdulai said the School Feeding Programme which covered only one school had been extended to 20 schools in the area, and one police station was being constructed in the Binduri District.
He said that more than 20 boreholes had been drilled in the Binduri area, small town water system completed at Binduri and Bazua .
Mr. Abdulia said the Kaadi and Manga Avumdago roads had been rehabilitated while spot improvements were being done on Kaadi Junction and Aniisi –Kpaterago roads.
He said that the Atuba Electricity Project was near completion and 20 communities were to be connected to the National Electricity Grid.
Mr. Abdulai said a dam had been constructed at Tempelim to boost dry season farming; nurses’ quarters constructed at Bansi and a CHPS centre built at Aniisi.
He said 24 computers had been allocated to the Pusiga Senior High School and 600 dual desks had been distributed to schools in the new district.
Mr. Abdulai said “Gbewa College of Education is seeing massive infrastructural development. About fifteen projects have either been completed or are at advanced stage of completion. Bengula ,Adabia ,Gbewa ,Bimpela ,Yariga ,Deega ,Asuntaba, Zong-Natinga, Pialoko , Lateega and Widana communities have also benefited from school infrastructure”, he said.
He said feasibility studies on the Small Town Project at Widana had started and more than 20 boreholes had been constructed in the Pusiga area and 20 communities have been earmarked to be hooked onto the National Electricity Grid.
Mr. Abdulai asked officials of the two newly created districts to manage resources judiciously since they would be made to account for their stewardship.**