The Assemblyman Elect for the Zoliba-Tindongo Electoral Area in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, Mr Charles Taleog Ndanbon, has pledged to focus on youth development and empowerment as weapon for sustainable development.
He said the youth are the future leaders of the Electorate Area so it was imperative to empower them to find decent employment that would enable them contribute meaningfully to development of their families and the electoral area as a whole.
Speaking at his victory rally held at Tindongo in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region on Saturday, the Assemblyman Elect explained that agriculture was one of the tools that would empower the youth sustainably and their families.
“Under agriculture, it is my ambition to facilitate the formation of the youth and women groups and empower them with farm inputs to go into dry season farming in the area of tomatoes, pepper, garden eggs, okro among others,” he added.
The Assemblyman Elect noted that most of the farms in the area that were used for the dry season farming were not fenced thereby exposing them mercy of animals
This, he said, would collaborate with the youth to work together to get materials that could protect the farms from the evasion of animals and encourage more youth to venture into farming.
He said many of the youth in the area would also be given skills training to give them the necessary knowledge and experience that gain them employment and added, “this would help reduce unemployment”.
Mr Ndanbon further revealed that he was planning to establish a scheme that would work closely with Non -Governmental Organizations to provide support for the women especially the widows to enable them live dignified lives.
“I would help empower more women in this area to go into trading through lobbying with MASLOC and other financial institutions to secure them loans,” he added.
The Assemblyman Elect indicated that the Electoral does not have a health facility, compelling health persons posted to the area to use one teachers’ office to render health services to people in the area.
He said “without good health, no any development can take place. As an Assemblyman I would collaborate effectively with the Regional and District Directorate of the Ghana Health Services and other development partners to ensure that health infrastructure such as Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound is provided ti help improve the health status of the people in this area.”
The Assemblyman Elect further pledged to work with the relevant stakeholders to revived the collapsed Kindergarten school in the area to play critical role in the formation of children’s education and asked teachers and parents to support his activities to succeed.
“Besides, I have among agenda to institute annual awards schemes for teachers at the primary and Junior High School to boost academic performance,” he said.