The 2020 parliamentary hopeful on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Mion constituency in the northern region has donated a brand new motorbike to the Chief of Jagrido, Jagri Mboanyin as a personal support to the Chief. 

The motorcycle was personally handed to the Chief at his palace by the NPP Candidate, Mr. Musah Abdul-Aziz Ayaba in the company of the Mion District Chief Executive and some constituency executives of the party.  

The donation according to the NPP MP aspirant, was necessary because means of transportation was a major bottleneck undermining the social and economic activities of the Chief and his elders. 

Chief of Jagrido, Jagri Mboanyin receiving the motorcycle at his palace on Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

He said the Jagrido community is big traditional area and the Chief can now administer his duties without any impediment on his movement.  

The young astute politician in an exclusive interview with also outlined some programmes and projects he is embarking on in the coming weeks to alleviate the impoverishment of the constituents.

Pro-poor interventions

He said as predominantly farming society, he sponsored about one thousand five hundred farmers to farm a total of three thousand five acres of farmland. The MP aspirant further disclosed how he collaborated with a nongovernmental organization to provide seeds and fertilizers to the farmers last year.

However, he commended the Minister for Business Development, Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, stating he has been very helpful in some of these interventions.

Mr. Abdul-Aziz Ayaba said he has also lobbied the Ministry of Energy (MoE) and the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to connect several communities to the national grid through the rural electrification programme.

He noted the first phase of the exercise will be facilitated by the NDA and about twelve communities are expected to be connected, stating thirty additional communities would be done by the Ministry of Energy, describing the exercise as a massive one.

According to him, electricity as a basic necessity, is still a major challenge affecting both social and economic activities of the people in the Mion district, promising he will continue to lobby government for more development to mitigate the plight of his people.

He disclosed there are about one hundred and seventy one communities in the area; lamenting not more than 50 villages are connected to the national grid out of the number.

“Electricity has become the thing of the day, a community without lights means that you’re deprived from the necessary development, so we are embarking on it fully and we will give it the necessary attention it deserves” he stressed.

The former deputy Director at the Ejura Sekyedumasi Municipal Assembly said he has also initiated measures to expand the small water system at Sang. 

He added some communities have been identified to benefit from a number of mechanized boreholes that will be constructed before the December 7 general elections.

He assured these interventions won’t take too long to start and emphasized that, “we want to solve the problems facing the people and we are in the process and we are certain it will happen before elections.”

Meanwhile, the NPP Parliamentary aspirant last week donated hand washing facilities and sanitizers to some traditional leaders and institutions in the area as his personal support in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

He also engaged two groups to embark on public education and sensitization in the constituency about the dangers of the virus and how to practice social/physical distancing and maintaining good hygiene to prevent community infections.