Veep Bawumia appeals to chiefs to release land for 1-district-1-factory projects
| Updated Nov 27, 2017 at 7:56am
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has appealed to chiefs and traditional authorities to release land to district assemblies for the implementation of the One-District-One-Factory policy.
He said next year will see the full take off of the allocation of the One million dollars for each constituency which is intended to to create more jobs and reduce poverty.
Vice President stated this when he joined the chiefs and people of the Nandom traditional area to climax the celebration of this year's Kakube festival.
Kakube is celebrated by the people is Nandon to give thanks to God for good harvest and for protection.
The celebration is characterized by drumming and dancing and display of traditional culture.
Vice President assured the people that government will fulfill the promises it made to Ghanaians.
Dr. Bawumia entreated chiefs in the region to release land for the full take off of the One-District-One-Factory policy next year.
In a related development, the Minister for Interior Ambrose Dery dismissed speculation that he is supporting a religious faction in Nandom to choose a replacement for chief Imam.
Also speaking at the Kukube festival Mr. Ambrose said he has no right to decide who the next chief Imam in Nandom becomes.
He however, said he has the responsibility to intervene if in the course of selecting the Imam it degenerates into religious conflict.
The paramount chief of Nandom Naa Dr Puore Puubi Chiir in a message on his behalf lauded the government’s efforts to bring the Kambaa irrigation project to reality.
He however, appealed to the government to extend railway line to Hamile through Nandom to boost the local economy. Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan expressed worry over incidence of armed robbery.
He spoke about measures being put in place by the Regional Coordinating Council to bring the incident under control.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion include the Minister for Railway Development Joe Gartey and Minister of Communications Ursla Owusu-Ekuful.