Akufo-Addo to transform Zongos with 'Zongo” fund
5/17/2012 4:01:28 PM -
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will introduce a 'Zongo' development fund to address the development gap in impoverished communities should they be voted into power.
According to the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo the special fund will be an annual budgetary allocation that will aim at deprived communities, mostly referred to as Zongos.
The NPP presidential candidate made the promise after concluding his 'Restore Hope' tour in the Eastern region.
An aide to Nana Akufo-Addo, Mustapha Hamid told Joy FM in an interview, that the Inner-City Development Fund will seek to boost infrastructural development of such communities and also raise the standard of living of residents in those areas.
Mustapha Hamid pointed out that an NPP government will seek to replicate the work it did on Koforidua Zongo which he says is a model of what an inner-city should be, adding that such development will be extended to similar communities spread across the country.
Mustapha Hamid further said that the fund has become very necessary because over the years a general developmental fund has not solved the infrastructural deficit that exists in those communities.
Nana Akufo-Addo and his running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia are expected to take their 'Restore Hope' tour to the Ashanti region after wrapping up the tour of the Eastern region.