The Bolgatanga–Bawku road in the Upper East Region which has generated a lot of public outcry and demonstrations as result of its un-motorable nature is to be re-graveled and tarred.

Mr Cletus Avoka, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Zebilla Constituency announced this when he was endorsed by popular acclamation by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as the Parliamentary Candidate for the area.

According to Mr Avoka, who is also the Majority Leader in Parliament,  the Northern caucus of MPs have already met the Minister of Road and Highways and President Mills and they  have all pledged to work on the road to ensure an easy transportation of goods and services.

“We the Northern caucus of MPs will continue to pursue the matter to ensure that the road is worked on”, he stressed.

He said in terms of road developments, the NDC has a good track record and that it was the government which tarred the roads from Accra to as far as Paga in the Upper East Region.

The MP also announced that Parliament was working hard to pass bills to eradicate negative cultural practices that undermined the fundamental human rights of women, stressing that, Parliament would pass the “property rights of spouses bill” this year.

”The NDC Government is also encouraging  and supporting the installation of Queen mothers in the three Northern Regions to ensure a balanced  development”

Mr Avoka thanked the delegates and the entire constituency members and assured them that he would bring more development projects to the area such as the upgrading of the Zebilla Market, an increase in the sponsorship package for students in tertiary institutions.

He stated that the  people of the three Northern Regions would have their share of the Rural Electricity Project this year as Parliament was about to pass a law to that effect.

He appealed to members of the NDC in the constituency to avail themselves of the biometric registration, scheduled to take place on 24th March this year, to enable them to get another constituency and a district.

The Bawku West District Chief Executive, Alhaji Anaba  Adam Moro said the NDC government has brought a lot development to the area and mentioned the construction of 132 classroom blocks and the provision of  9,500 dual desks to school in the districts as an example.

He said the construction of four Community Health Planning centre, a 40 bed multipurpose building for the Zebilla hospital, construction of 200 institutional and public latrines, drilling of 80 boreholes and the distribution of 18,753 free school uniforms to school children district wide as some of the projects.

Source: GNA

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