A 33- year- old legal practitioner, Mr James Agalga, who has been elected Member of Parliament Builsa North, said on Monday that his vision is to improve the livelihoods of his constituents.    

He told the GNA that his priority was education and that he was not happy that despite the Free Compulsory Basic Education (FCUBE), many children of school-going-age in the area are not in school and are shepherds. 

Mr Agalga said he would involve community leaders including chiefs, opinion leaders, assembly members among others to ensure that all children of school going-age are put in school. 

He said he would press for the expansion of the School Feeding Programme to cover many schools in the area. 

Mr Agalga said he would empower women by ensuring that they are educated on many government interventions such as the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority, the Northern Rural Growth program and also be assisted to secure loans from MASLOC.

He said he would lobby with the Buffer Stock Company to buy produce from farmers, especially rice farmers to prevent post harvest losses.

?My ambition is to transform my constituency which is one of the purest constituencies into food basket in the country,? he said.?

Mr Agalga polled 10,792 to beat the former Upper East Deputy Minister under the New Patriotic Party, Mrs Agnes Chigabatia who secured 5,690 votes.



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