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Politics of Thursday, 7 February 2013

Source: GNA

Baba Bawa re-elected N/R representative to the Council of State

Vo-Naa Mohammed Baba Bawa, a traditional ruler was on Wednesday re-elected as the representative of Northern Region to the Council of State.

The Regional Director of the Electoral Commission Mr Sylvester Kanyi declared the chief as unopposed, polling all 52 votes.

Delivering an acceptance speech, he promised to give wise counsel, which would help improve the livelihood of people and transform the region.

He said his work as a Member of the Council of State would only be efficient and effective if all stakeholders in governance played their role.

Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Care Taker Minister of Northern Region, appealed to Naa Bawa to make as a his priority the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) initiative and building of roads and permanent residential accommodation for students of the University for Development Studies.

He said the three projects were crucial to reducing the socio-economic challenges including poverty and maternal deaths.

“For instance the region last two years recorded maternal death partially due to the bad nature of the road to transport mothers with complications to referral hospitals,” he said.

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