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WE’LL DISTRIBUTE STATE RESOURCES EVENLY - President assures

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has firmly assured that state resources would be evenly distributed across all the ten regions of Ghana.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has firmly assured that state resources would be evenly distributed across all the ten regions of Ghana.

 

He gave this assurance when he met the Standing Committee of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs at the Presidency yesterday.

“I am determined to make sure that the teachings  of the constitution which require an even spread of the distribution of the nation’s resources and development t is maintained in my time so that even within this constraint public finances there is an even spread of development across the country,” President Nana Akufo-Addo said.

He said his government was not going to leave anybody behind in terms of development and that is what has informed his government’s determination in undertaking the prioritization and budgeting of state money, “ to make sure we all go along the same way.”

President Nana Akufo-Addo said he was determined to make the Upper East Region a major target of his.

He said  that the region was the weakest for the NPP after the Volta region and was determined to ensure that the party does well in the region to bring it on board.

The President pledged that all the major issues bothering the Region will be addressed promptly by his administration.

According to President Nana Akufo-Addo he was happy that the people of Upper East are supporting his fight against galamsey and illegal logging.

“In the same way, the Planting for Food and Jobs, as we try to organize a positive thing, we always forget there are people who will want to use it for bad ends. But I have been made to be assured that the Upper East region and with your cooperation smuggling of fertilizers and farm inputs is at a very low and nonexistent at all. So I want to congratulate you and thank all very much again,” he told the committee,” he said.

The President continued, “The Ghanaian tax payer is the one who is subsidizing the fertilizers for our farmers so it has to go to our farmers. So it’s not right that we use the Ghanaian tax payer's money to subsidize farmers in Burkina Faso or northern Togo. They are our brothers but they also have their own money to deal with these matters,” the President said.

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta, who was invited at the instance of the President stated that Ghana's Road fund was under distress due to a loan contracted by the previous Mahama administration from UBA Bank which is serving with an amount of GHC68million out of the GHC80 million it receives into the road fund on monthly bases.

He however pledged that in spite of the challenge, all the major roads identified in the region by government would be constructed.

For his part, the Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu confirmed that plans to beginning the second phase of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital are far advanced. He assured that finances to the tune of 20 million dollars awaiting Cabinet approval has been secured to complete the hospital.