The Member of Parliament for Binduri in the Upper East Region, Mr Noah Azure, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to upgrade the Binduri Community Day Senior High School into a fully fledged senior high secondary school.
He said the Binduri community was deprived and needed assistance to realise its potential, particularly in the areas of education and agriculture.
Mr Azure, who was speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra last Wednesday, said the area was also not accessible because of the poor nature of its roads.
He mentioned three road network projects which were dear to the hearts of the people in the newly created district of Binduri and called for its speedy implementation.
Mr Azure said the Ministry of Roads and Highway had agreed to send a grader to open up the roads which were the Koluko --Tetri road, the Bandago ---Sakpari road and the Bawku Tame road which linked Binduri.
Mr Azure said his main objective as he took the challenge to become the Member of Parliament for the area was to assist the people to eradicate poverty and diseases in the area and help improve upon their standard of living.
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This, he said, would enable his constituent to contribute their part in national development.
He, therefore, called on his constituents to work together and draw up a development agenda for the district.
This, he believed, would also enable the government and the district assembly to come to their aid.
The MP said the Binduri Community Day Secondary School ought to be on the development agenda since it lacked infrastructure and had to rely on the infrastructure of the junior secondary school at Binduri.
Mr Azure was grateful that the Community Water and Sanitation Agency had supplied the constituency with accessories to sink 16 boreholes to help alleviate the acute water shortages in the area during the dry season.
He said feasibility studies had also been concluded for eight more boreholes to be sunk in the Binduri area and other communities including Baaranbogo, Naboya, Nayoka Goti-Salga and Kade-Kudugu.
He said the provision of small- scale dams in the area would help carve the area as one of the bread baskets of the region in particular and the country as a whole.
The MP said last year, the people of Binduri recorded bumper harvest in maize as a result of the availability of farm inputs such as fertilisers which were subsidised by the government.
He appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to introduce tractor services in the districts to enable farmers maximise their produce during this year‘s farming season.
He said the provision of small- scale dams could help the youth to produce crops such as tomatoes, onions, pepper and sweet potatoes to enhance the livelihoods of the peasant farmers who were in the majority in the area.
Story: Abdul Aziz