Salaga MP expresses gratitude to constituents

BY: Sebastian Syme

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Salaga South, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Dey, has expressed gratitude to his constituents for the renewal of his mandate during the 2012 general election.

He said it was heart-warming that the people in the constituency had once again reposed confidence in him and promised to work around the clock to ensure that the government solved some of the numerous problems confronting the people of the area.

Speaking to graphiconline, Alhaji Dey said he was aware of the numerous problems facing the constituency, particularly the road network, water and education sectors.

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He explained, however, that most of the road network was being taken care of, adding that Ghanem Construction Limited was currently working on the Tamale-Salaga road.

Alhaji Dey said the government had also secured a World Bank loan under the Feeder Road Programme while the Salaga-Bimbilla and the Salaga-Kpandai roads were being taken care of under the Eastern Corridor Roads Project.

He said although much had been done in the education sector with the provision of infrastructure, textbooks and computers among others, there were still much to be done in terms of quality teaching.

He therefore charged parents to encourage their children to be responsible by taking advantage of the infrastructure put in place by the government and study till they acquire higher academic laurels.

On the rural electrification programme, the MP stated that the facility would be expanded to cover areas like Silimunchu, Talkpa, Abrumase, Kigbatita, Jemtutu, Akamade  and Katanga.

The MP said four towns on the Salaga-Bimbilla road would also benefit from the electrification project, explaining that a survey had already been conducted and high tension poles would soon be erected for the project to begin.

He said for his second term in office, much of his effort would be concentrated on education, employment - especially youth employment - and the health of the people.

Alhaji Dey thanked the people and urged them to bury their differences in the interest of the development of the constituency.

Story by Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah