From Musah Umar Farouq, Tumu

Mr. Issaha Musah

THE RACE for the Sissala East parliamentary seat in Tumu in the Upper West Region is becoming more exciting with the emergence of a new face, Mr. Issaha Musah, a native of Tumu who has joined the race as an Independent candidate.

Mr. Issaha, a businessman and the first Independent candidate to contest the Sissala East seat, who faces three other aspirants in the constituency, said even though the seat is currently being occupied by the NDC MP, he has what it takes to turn the fortune of the constituency in the 2012 elections.

He has expressed his dissatisfaction about alleged poor performance of the MPs since 1996, and gave the assurance that as a grassroots person, he would do more if he is endorsed as the MP for the area.

Sharing his vision with The Chronicle in Tumu, the aspiring independent candidate said Sissala East deserves more than it is currently getting from parliament, and added that the constituency needed a more assertive parliamentarian to push its development agenda forward.

He explained that as someone who was born and bred in the constituency, he had the magic wand to ensure that this time round, the constituency gets massive development in the area.

The aspirant has, therefore, called on all good lovely people who would be voting during the 2012 election to give him the nod as an MP.

Touching on some of his plans for the constituency, Mr. Issaha said former President Hilla Limann, Moro Egala and other leading members in the area must continue to be a role model to the people in the area, and assured that he would work hard to improve upon the standard of education in the constituency, so that the area would produce more of such eminent personalities.

According to Him, promoting education would be is major priority, after which he would   institute an educational fund which would be used to support very needy but brilliant pupils and students from the area.

The Independent candidate promised to change the face of politics in the constituency and added that politics is not about survival. He would also lobby to ensure that the constituency got more than its fair share of the national cake.

Mr. Issaha explained that he would also engage and encourage NGOs to help improve upon the health, roads and agricultural needs of the people. The Independent Candidate further promised to serve his people honestly. “I am approachable and will continue to serve my people with honesty”.

He has, therefore, appealed to the qualified voters to register massively in the upcoming biometric registration so that they could vote in 2012 polls.

Pix: Mr. Issaha Musah


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