Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia states the focus of the Akufo-Addo governing administration is to aid reduce poverty as effectively as make certain advancement in Zongo communities.
Dr. Bawumia suggests the NPP government intends to establish Zongo Communities by training, and not building mortuaries in Zongo communities as previous President Mahama has promised.
“Our policy is not one zongo, one particular mortuary as the NDC and John Mahama are promising. They are thinking mortuaries we are contemplating education and improvement for the men and women of Zongos,” he reported.
Speaking at the maiden National Conference of Fulani Chiefs in Kintampo above the weekend, the Vice President claimed the guarantee of Mr Mahama to make mortuaries in Zongo communities is a signal that he lacks eyesight.
He additional observed that, even before assuming ability, the Akuffo-Addo led administration realised that Zongos, and other interior city communities experienced been marginalised for so long.
He explained some thing needed to be done to be certain their inclusion in national advancement, consequently, the conclusion to set up the Ministry of Zongo and Interior Towns Growth as very well as the Zongo Enhancement Fund to bridge the gap of advancement.
“One of the communities that has genuinely been excluded over time, has been our Zongo and other internal towns communities. If you glance at our Zongo communities, they have been in Ghana for hundreds of many years and around time, we noticed increasing marginalisation and rising exclusion,” Dr. Bawumia stated.
“So we mentioned we desired to commence to apply insurance policies that will make folks experience provided in the culture and that is why we experienced the notion of the Ministry of Zongo and Internal City Improvement, so a minister was appointed, the initially in the heritage of Ghana to precisely look at the improvement of Zongo persons.”
“We moved from there and claimed enable us establish a Zongo Development Fund which will be dependable for organising assets for Zongo development. It has under no circumstances occurred in Ghana. Due to the fact independence up to 2017, there had not been just one funds in Ghana where money experienced been allocated for zongo improvement.
“But we now have budgetary allocation for zongo enhancement. In sha Allah, that is likely to taking place because we have all varieties of requirements sometimes it is h2o, borehole, it could be a rest room, drainage, a school block, or may well be neighborhood youth requirements a park.”
Dr. Bawumia said the institution of the Ministry of Zongo and Interior Metropolitan areas Growth has been valuable as there is evidence of substantial growth jobs in numerous zongos in the nation.
“In numerous Zongos in fewer than 4 yrs, we have built drainage systems, obtain streets, college blocks, h2o units, astro turfs and provided funds for small business men and women.”
Concentrate on schooling
Dr. Bawumia included that just one of the developmental concentrate of the Akufo-Addo government in the Zongos is the target on education, because it is essential and the catalyst for the transformation of Zongos.
“President Akufo-Addo reported, aspect of exclusion, in which individuals truly feel excluded, is absence of instruction.”
“So under the Zongo Growth Fund, we have also concentrated on education and learning and providing infrastructure and the essential assistance. We have created 37 ICT centres in Zongos, designed, renovated and furnished classrooms and we have also 40 pupils from Zongo communities to Cuba on scholarship to research medication.”
“We have a crystal clear system to what we are performing and we want to provide anyone in. But if you never have instruction, you just can’t do lots of items and you are excluded from the culture but so several of our youngsters have the brains.
“And Nana Akufo-Addo claimed if by the grace of God he gets president, he wishes us to make instruction free, whether or not you are from the north, west, all of us our small children should really go cost-free and quite a few of us in the Zongos are benefiting from this,”
“So now if you are in the Zongo, no matter of your tribe, you should you have no justification for any of your small children not to go to faculty. We will take them to college from kindergarten up to senior significant school and they will not pay out just about anything so that they can get the expertise that will support us establish as a culture.”
Dr. Bawumia stressed that trying to get instruction, as Prophet Muhammad urged, is really important, incorporating that President Akuffo-Addo has created it less complicated.
“The Prophet urged us to go as much as China to search for understanding. That was a powerful assertion since it was not uncomplicated to travel to China on foot or on the back of a camel these times.”
“But now, you don’t have to go to China, Nana Akufo-Addo has introduced you the education and learning for totally free in Ghana. TVET is no cost and SHS is totally free and we are pretty proud of it.”
“We want to also bolster our aim on instruction in the Zongos with sixteen product senior high educational facilities, just one to be built in a zongo in just about every region,” he included.