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27.05.2012 Politics

Yunyoo traditional area appeal for new constituency

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Nasuan (N/R), May 27, GNA – The chiefs and people of the Yunyoo Traditional Area, a predominately farming community in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, have appealed to the Government to create a new constituency for them to ensure speedy development of the area.

The citizens, who are in Nasuan, Bimbagu,Gbonkurugu, Yunyoo and other surrounding communities , complained that they had been marginalized for too long and, therefore, wanted a new constituency to be carved from the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo Constituency.

At a press conference at Nasuan, at the weekend, the Chief of Nasuan, Nasuan Daan Ubor Daniel Ewollibe Wajack and Matungmah Matthew, Leader of the Youth Group, however, disassociated themselves from an earlier press conference by the Chief of Nakpanduri that linked them to an appeal for a new district.

According to Daan Ubor Wajack, they had no knowledge about the request for a new district while they had had no agreement with Nakpanduri over the issue.

“What worries us most is the fact that we have been marginalized and need development through the creation of a constituency,” he said.

He said the Yunyoo Traditional Area covers about 60 per cent of the entire district with an estimated 70,000 residents. It also has 51 polling stations with a voting population of 17, 000.

He explained that the area had three Area Councils out of the seven in the District, saying that, “Despite these factors, we are marginalized with poor roads, no water and health facilities so we need our fair share of the national resources.”

Other speakers talked about inadequate teachers and lack of basic amenities.

Matungmah Matthew, the youth leader, appealed to the people to continue living in peace, especially as the country moved towards the December Polls, saying what mattered most for them was development projects and skills acquisition to improve their lives.


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