Member of Parliament for Gushegu, Mr. Alhassan Sulemana Tampuli has outlined a number of developmental plans he intends to pursue in the next four years of his mandate to alleviate the impoverishment of his constituents and bring the needed development and economic growth to the people.
He reiterated his 2020 campaign manifesto promise to undertake a massive infrastructure development to give a facelift to both basic and second-cycle school education in the Gushegu municipality to improve access to quality education in the area.
He said the existing school infrastructure does not measure up to the status of the municipality and therefore inadequate for the growing number of students in the area.
Therefore, Mr. Tampuli vowed to complete two uncompleted structures at the Gushegu Senior High School before the end of 2021 and vigorously pursue the construction of new school blocks in about 20 communities in the municipality.
He added about 50 existing basic schools will also receive a facelift just to make the school environment very attractive to students for effective teaching and learning.
“So, all in all we are talking about 72 different infrastructure projects in the Gushegu municipality” he emphasized.
Speaking to THE CUSTODIAN after a presentation of Hearse ambulance to the Paramount Chief of Gushegu over the weekend, Mr. Tampuli disclosed an amount of GHS60, 000 has been spent by his office to pay fees of brilliant but needy students in the constituency who have gained admission for tertiary education.
He said an Educational Fund will soon be setup to sustain the financial requirement of students whose parents cannot afford and further pledged to dedicate part of his salary for the sustainability of the fund.
Gushegu water crisis
Alhaji Alhassan Tampuli revealed pragmatic measures are underway to urgently tackle the Gushegu water situation in order to curb the shortage of water supply in the municipality.
Having constructed a number of boreholes doted across the municipality before last year’s polls to mitigate the situation, the Gushegu legislator said, “It doesn’t look like it is enough to meet the water demand of the people and so we’re considering other options and together with experts we will engage the community water and sanitation agency to find a lasting solution to the water problem.”
Rural electrification project
The NPP Member of Parliament envisage to connecting at least 60 more communities to the national grid in the next 4 years through the rural electrification initiative in addition to those he had started before the 2020 general election.
The former Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) said the financial wellbeing of women is critical to the development of their families and the constituency to a large extent, therefore, promised to liaise with microfinance institutions to provide financial assistance at minimum interest rate to expand their trade.
He noted agriculture is a major economic activity among the inhabitants of Gushegu and thereby promised to provide farming implements and other agricultural mechanization inputs to enhance the work of farmers in the constituency to increase food production and make their farming business worthy.