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16.01.2007 General News

Youth Cautioned Against Selfish politicians

By Daily Graphic
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The youth have been admonished not to allow themselves to be used as political pawns by politicians to achieve their aim.

They have been further advised to see the development of their villages and communities as paramount by not allowing partisan politics to disunite them.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Chiana/Paga in the Upper East Region gave the advice on Friday at Chiana in the Kassena/Nankana District in the Upper East Region.

The MP, who is the ranking member in-charge of Youth, Education and Sports, was reacting to reports in some sections of the media that he had marginalised the Eastern part of the Chiana/Paga Constituency in initiating development projects.

According to him, his constituents were intelligent and discerning and had kept faith in him as their MP, stressing that “I would not be distracted by media allegations but continue to pursue my development assignments”.

The MP said since the beginning of his tenure in 1996, he had strived to improve upon the educational standard in the area by paying the school fees of over 100 students from first and second cycle schools in the eastern part of the constituency and used three quarters of his common fund to sponsor some tertiary students.

“Apart from that, I have provided electricity for the east since I became the MP and paid for a number of communities to install bore holes and initiated the establishment of the only junior secondary school in Nabango village”, he added.

Mr Abuga Pele revealed that he also improved health delivery in that area when he built the Busongu Clinic.

He stated that when he assumed office as the MP, he had rehabilitated most of the roads in the constituency which were in dilapidated states and mentioned the Kandiga main road to the Mirigu Chief Palace as one of such roads, emphasising “I also partly sponsored the construction of the shed in the Mirigu Chief Palace and assisted the Kandiga Women Basket Weavers Association with a seed money of ¢1 million to engage in basket weaving”.

The MP observed that sports was one of the tools that could be used to prevent the youth from engaging in social vices as a result he had promoted its development in the area by providing 200 footballs to clubs in the 12 villages in his constituency.

He reminded the people of the difficult task ahead of them this year and said it was only through unity and hard work that they could surmount their poor situation.

Story By Samuel Abaane,

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