Veep inaugurates projects at Garu
4/24/2012 8:01:10 AM -
Garu (UE) April 24, GNA - Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Monday affirmed government's determination to make health care accessible to all through the provision of the needed infrastructure, equipment and human resources to man every medical centre.
Vice President Mahama gave the assurance when he inaugurated a number of developmental projects in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region, including 20 bore holes, a six -classroom primary school at Kpatia and Community Health Planning Services compound.
He also distributed 10 pickup vehicles to some district health centres and tricycles for leadership skills development projects.
The Vice President said to facilitate high level productivity, government would continue to improve on working conditions to make the public sector attractive.
He warned the youth against multiple registrations in the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration exercise as that could have negative repercussions on them in succeeding years.
Vice President Mahama called on the electorate to eschew all kinds of misconducts and other divisive tendencies that could degenerate into violence.
Mr David Adakurugu, District Chief Executive (DCE) called on the central government to deepen the decentralisation concept since the involvement of the citizenry at the grassroots level would contribute in the decision making process to ensure development.
He said the Assembly was prepared to incorporate the views of the people in its plans and programmes which would eventually reflect the needs of the area.
Mr Adakurugu mentioned a number of efforts taken in the last three years to promote security including collaboration among the security agencies in the border towns.
He said pragmatic measures had been put in place to raise the level of local generated revenue for the assembly and as at last year revenue increased from GHâ‚µ279,193.55 to GHâ‚µ 332,999, representing 19.27 per cent increase.
The DCE appealed to government to give a second look at the road net work since it held the key to development in the area.