From Musah Umar Farouq, Wa
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, has handed over 442 motorbikes to eleven Municipal and District assemblies in the region for onward distribution to their members.
Amidu Issahaku was excited that one of the major concerns of the assembly members had been resolved, and appealed to them to use the motorbikes for the intended purposes.
“The President believes in decentralisation, and needs to do something to ensure that our assembly members are empowered and facilitated, so that they can carry out their duties and responsibilities in their respective electoral areas,” he said.
The 442 motorbikes are expected to facilitate the movement of assembly members through the various communities to educate residents on new government policies, while collating the concerns of community members for onward submission to the various assemblies.
The Dean of Presiding Members and Presiding Member of Wa Municipal Assembly, Karim Topie, expressed gratitude to the government for listening to their pleas.
He said the motorbikes would go a long way to help them to effectively deliver on their mandate.
“I want to thank the President of Ghana and his government for empowering us to further exercise our duties as assembly members, and I also want to assure the government that we are going to improve our duties [as assembly members].”