MP for Bole-Bamboi supports farming, education and health
The Member of Parliament for the Bole-Bamboi constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Yussif Sulemana, has supported some farmers in his constituency with tractors, whilst supporting the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service with various items.
The farmers received three tractors, which they can hire for GH¢60.00 per acre for the purposes of ploughing their farms, as well as other farming equipment to enhance agricultural productivity.
The District Education office also received some laptops to enhance their activities towards improving quality education in the area.
The MP said apart from the laptops and other learning materials provided to the education unit, he would provide mathematical sets to each of the final year students of Junior High Schools preparing towards the final examinations.
The health directorate received ten hospital beds for some selected CHPS compounds, two laptops, some consumable and non-consumable drugs to ensure quality health care delivery.
The MP told the B&FT that one of the challenges of farming in the constituency was lack of access to tractors by farmers, which led to lower productivity.
The provision of the tractors come as welcome relief to the farmers who, ordinarily would have to cough up GH¢110.00, per acre, to hire the tractors from commercial operators.
Alhaji Yussif Sulemana said farmers who are into vegetable production have also been assisted with irrigation equipment to enable them produce enough to sell and generate revenue.
Touching on fertilizer, he said efforts have been made to liaise with the agriculture officers to establish an office in the constituency to ensure farmers have easy access to subsidized fertilizers, to apply them at the right time to help increase yields.
He said two dams have also been constructed through the help of the Ghana Irrigation Authority and Exim Bank to ensure year-round farming.
He encouraged the youth to take advantage of the opportunities available to venture into the business of agriculture to earn a living.
The MP said the farmers would also be assisted to sell their produce to schools, hospitals and other government and private organizations.
He said efforts are being made to ensure all persons engaged in illegal galamsey activities in the constituency are flashed out to prevent the destruction of water bodies, land and the environment.
According to him, the opinion leaders are not happy with the situation, hence the formation of a committee and taskforce to ensure proper mechanisms are put in place to enhance the welfare of the people.
He reiterated his commitment to ensure a better economic activity for the people of Bole-Bamboi to alleviate poverty.
The beneficiary institutions thanked the MP for his continuous support towards developmental projects in the area and called on other politicians, as well as well-meaning citizens and charitable organisations, to come to their aid.