Decongestion Highway Is Key To Assembly- DCD

The West Mamprusi District Coordinating Director Mr. Andrews Mensah has stated the decongestion of the main highway linking

the district capital-Walewale to the two regional capitals of the North and Upper East is paramount to the assembly as more

accidents and lots of lawlessness against road safety are practiced daily specially at night including double  parking and

parking at places not designated for parking. 20160610_154528[1]Mr. Andrews Mensah made this known when westmamprusi.net visited him at his

office to find out more about some two parking areas currently under construction in Walewale. The stations include a

lorry park for all passenger vehicles and another parking area for long vehicles carrying load from the Southern and Northern

parts respectively.

 

Ask how the assembly will ensure that drivers abide by the new directives referencing to previous attempts the assembly has

undertaken which backfired. He explained that they fail because as at then the assembly did not provide a solution and so was

not practical to achieve since the drivers had no other place to park and needed to either pass a night because they needed to

rest or otherwise.

 

He added that, the assembly will design signpost with inscriptions on them and also link with the GPRTU of Bukina Faso and

the GPRTU in the country to inform drivers about the assembly’s new directive. ‘’partnering with the Ghana police service is 

another good way of making this work and we will take that step as well’’ he stressed. 20160610_154553[1]

 

According to him, charges will be mated to drivers who fault the assembly’s directive and the amount a driver will pay for

faulting the directive will be more than parking to pay something small. The contractors are however expected to finish work within 12 and 4 months respectively.

MP calls for unity in constituency

MP for Walewale, Dr. Sagre BambangiThe Member  of Parliament for Walewale Constituency in the Northern Region, Dr Sagre Bambangi  has urged unity among all

residents of the area, irrespective of political affiliation, saying it is time to put behind their partisan differences and pursue a

vigorous development agenda.

Even though I won the seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), I am MP for all my constituents and will give equal

attention to all regardless of party affiliation. Dr Sagre made these remarks when he interacted with westmamprusi.net at Wungu

during Yvonne Okoro borehole inaugural  ceremony.

He indicated that the development challenges in the West Mamprusi area were enormous and would require unity of purpose to deal with. Poverty and hunger do not discriminate; they afflict everyone without regard to political, gender or ethnic background.

The BECE results in the constituency have been poor over the years, which is not very surprising considering the fact that there

are only two public Senior High Schools and not a single post-secondary educational institution in the whole constituency, he noted,

while reiterating his determination to reverse the trend.

He urged party members and supporters in the constituency to keep calm and to refrain from any acts that may disrupt the

peaceful atmosphere that currently prevailed in the area.

The Walewale Constituency is one of five in the Mamprugu area of the Northern Region, the others being  Nalerigu-Gambaga, Yunyoo, Bunkpurugu, and Yagaba-Kubori.

Minister Secures GetFund Office Complex for GES

GES OfficeThe parliamentary candidate for the NDC Hon. Abdallah Abubakari who doubles as the Northern Regional Minister has  secured an office complex for the West Mamprusi Ghana Education Service.

Speaking to Hajia Mase Sulemana the Director of Education of the district, she expressed her appreciation for

the intervention, adding that it will enhance performance from officers.

According to Hajia Mase,the West Mamprusi GES has waiting for such an intervention for far too long and was therefore

grateful that finally the minister is rescuing her department..

Speaking to westmamprusi.net, Hajia Mase Sulemana stated that the current building her outfit is occupying was used by the judiciary in the 80’s. She futher stated that the old judiciary office which the Ghana Education Service is currently occupying has four offices, which according to the director makes it very difficult for officers to operate effectively.

Asked if the GES has a piece of land for such a project, she responded in the affirmation, reassuring  more benevolent bodies to emulate the good example shown by the minister since there is abundance of plots for such interventions.

Meanwhile sources close to westmamprusi.net reveals that the contractor will be on site this coming weeks

Assembly to enforce by-laws on forced marriages

dce1The West Mamprusi District Assembly has reached an advanced stage in the process of gazetting its by-laws to make it enforceable in meting out deterrent stiffer punishments to male teachers who impregnate teenage school girls and perpetrators of forced child marriages.

Mr David Wuni, West Mamprusi District Chief Executive (DCE) announced this during an education durbar at Walewale organized by the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) to showcase the progress made by Tackling Education Needs Inclusively (TENI II) project in the District.

ISODEC is implementing the three- year project with support from the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in the West Mamprusi and Mamprugu Moaduri Districts in the Northern Region, Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region as well as Jirapa District in the Upper West Region.

The project in its second phase, is aimed at encouraging local community support in areas of teacher volunteerism and redeployment to increase quality education delivery in basic education in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

The TENI 1 project was launched in May 2001 by President John Dramani Mahama, then the country’s Vice President. It aimed among other things to address education needs in some parts of the north and it was intended to benefit 48,000 children, 2,000 teachers and 25,000 parents from the beneficiary Districts.

Comic Relief, a United Kingdom (UK) based donor organization, which funded the phase I of TENI with three million Pounds Sterling, is still funding the phase II.

Hon. David Wuni said children continued to perform abysmally in the West Mamprusi District due to teenage pregnancy, forced marriages and lack of parental care and emphasized the need for gazetting the approved by-laws for the necessary enforcement to reverse the trend.

He commended ISODEC and its partners for the implementation of the programme in the District and assured that the Assembly would give its full support to any programme aimed at improving the lives of the people.

Madam Agnes Gandaa, Northern Ghana Programmes Coordinator of ISODEC appealed to stakeholders in education to consciously target the enrollment and retention of the girl-child in school to help reduce illiteracy among women.

She said women continued to play their traditional and modern roles of productive, reproductive and community development effectively and stressed that women needed to be recognized and appointed to head institutions to ensure gender balance.

She said TENI was a VSO-ISODEC-Ghana Education Service collaborative project intending to promote and ensure girls’ enrollment, transition, retention and completion with good performance in the West Mamprusi and Mamprugu Moadri Districts.

The Guabulrana Salifu Mahama Tampurie, Chief of Zolangu who chaired the function, called for stiffer punishment for teachers, who impregnated school girls to serve as a deterrent to others.