Bolgatanga, Sept. 11, GNA – The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Frank Fuseini Adongo, on Monday said the Bawku West District was enjoying a number of development programmes.
He mentioned a number of educational programmes designed by the Assembly to sensitise the constituents on the double track educational system introduced as one of the government’s flagship programmes connected to the free SHS policies, improvements of the Agricultural sector, education, health, improvement in the water supply system as well as improved sanitation.
Mr Adongo who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Zebilla disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Bolgatanga and said government had dispatched about 326 steel double desks to the District Education Office for distribution to schools and pledged to provide more.
He said he had in addition assisted farmers with farm inputs and also provided financial assistance from his MP common fund to a number of brilliant but needed students.
According to the MP, he had personally encouraged the Assembly to rehabilitate the maternity block of the Zebilla District Hospital which was currently at lintel level and added that with support from the National Health Insurance levy, the Zebilla District Hospital Mortuary was also under construction and would be fitted with new facilities when completed.
On the recent floods, Mr Adongo said the toll on farmers was too harsh as most farms were submerged and appealed to Government, individual philanthropists, and corporate institutions to come to the aid of those victims in the district.
The Bawku West District is host to both the White and Black Volta Rivers and most farmers farm around the banks for soil fertility purposes.GNA