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14.07.2008 Politics

Chiefs in South Sissala commends government

By GNA
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Traditional rulers in the South Sissala
area of the Wa East District have commended the National Patriotic Party
(NPP) administration for creating a district for the people and providing
them with development projects.

Kuoru Bakuli Bakupie, Chief of Kundungu who made the recommendation said the provision of roads, potable water, schools, health facilities and the services of the Metro buses were impacting positively on the lives of the people.

“Our area was time called 'Overseas' of Upper West Region but for now, we are counted among the communities in the region,” he said.

Kuoru Bakupie was speaking at a political rally held at Funsi by the NPP to run-off the four-day campaign tour of the Presidential Candidate of the NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the region.

The Chief appealed to the government to provide electricity to the district to promote cottage industry and attract government workers and investors to stay in the district.

“Any tree that had shade, when it leaves fall under it they will always remain wet. We in this part of the country think and feel that, the NPP administration had done a lot for us,” Kuoru Bakupie said, and urged his people to reciprocate that in the 2008 polls.

Kuoru Bakupie appealed to political party leadership not to distribute alcohol drinks and hard drugs such as Indian hemp “we” to their supporters on election day.

He observed that most of the confusion or troubles during election day were caused by people under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

“If people are drunk, they spoil ballot papers and while they are in the queue they try to campaign for their political party and thereby creating confusion,” he pointed out.

Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the people of the area for voting and winning the only parliamentary seat in the region for the NPP.

He said the NPP would forever show gratitude to the people and promised to upgrade the District Health Centre at Funsi to a hospital if voted to power.

Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to the people to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to access quality healthcare.

The NPP Flagbearer also addressed separate political rallies at Wellembelle, Tumu, Gwollu and Jessisi.

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