By: Fred Duhoe | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The District Chief executive (DCE) for Central Tongu, Thomas Moore Zonyrah has urged all within the district to keep hopes alive as the Nana Addo government works assiduously to fulfill all promises made to the people of Ghana prior to his election as president.
The DCE in addressing a town hall meeting on Wednesday said government was on course as some of the promises made including Planting for food and Jobs, 1District-1 Factory (1D1F) and 1 million dollars per constituency have so far been delivered.
“We have had our fair share of government policies and projects so far. We have received our 1 million dollar per constituency as promised by the president, planting for food and jobs is ongoing with over 5000 farmers registered so far.”
Mr Zonyrah revealed the 1D1F had already materialised in his district with a company currently into greenhouse vegetables production and had so far, employed 65 workers from the district.
He also mentioned that some 200 graduates had been posted to the district under the NABCO programme recently launched.
The town hall meeting afforded the citizens the opportunity to ascertain some facts from government representatives to enhance policy formation and decision making.
The Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Information Services Department (ISD) had engaged almost all the 25 assemblies in the Volta Region.
Volta Regional Director of ISD, Mr Stephen Adzah expatiated on achievements of government so far and was of the firm belief that government was on course and all must support the various initiatives to the benefit of the ordinary Ghanaians.
“Government has so far rolled out a number of social policies such as the free Senior High School which almost everyone is benefiting from directly or indirectly. NABCO has so far recruited some 100,000 youths who hitherto would have been home by now but through the great leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo, these young graduates will be working in different sectors and start receiving some Gh₵700 for upkeep.”
Central Tongu District is the second to last district in the region to have engaged citizens as stakeholders in development.