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The Parliamentary Candidate (PC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo and that of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Rex Asanga, have clashed over which of the two main political parties has what it takes to develop Sherigu; a community in the Bolgatanga Constituency of the Upper East Region.

The duo, during the annual Naba Yesika Festival celebrated by the people of Sherigu over the weekend, each laid claim that their respective parties have better record of implementing developmental projects to the benefit of residents in the area.

Information available to A1 News indicates that for the past years, political party actors from either sides failed to attend the festival; but this year being an election year, both the NDC and NPP parliamentary candidates for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency were present with their supporters to grace the celebration.

The clash over ideas between the parliamentary candidates followed a call on government by the Paramount Chief of Sherigu traditional area, Naba Aluman Apasinaba II, to address the infrastructural challenges of the Sherigu Senior High School.

Naba Aluman Apasinaba II, Paramount Chief- Sherigu Traditional Area

Taking the podium to address the gathering first, NDC’s Isaac Adongo, who is also the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, promised that the next NDC government will build an E-block and other infrastructural facilities for the Sherigu Senior High School.

“The people who brought most development to the northern part of Ghana and particularly Sherigu is none other than the NDC fraternity, and we are still poised to do more under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama.”

According to Mr. Adongo, the flagbearer of his party, John Dramani Mahama, during his recent visit to the Upper East Region was briefed on the state of the Sherigu SHS; which Mr. Adongo noted has been absorbed by government but with very huge infrastructural deficit.

Mr. Mahama in response “agreed that he will build an E-block at the premises where the school is located, so that we can give our people and our children a better future, he also promise that this traffic light type of free SHS will be a thing of the past.” Mr. Adongo stated


But in a sharp response, NPP’s Rex Asanga said the promise made by his political opponent to build an E-Block could not be trusted; indicating that the erstwhile NDC administration did nothing for the people of Sherigu.

“My brother {Isaac Adongo} is now talking about they coming to make the free SHS better, and do away with the double track system. The double track system would be done away with come January 2021 when schools reopen. There will no longer be double track. Let me assure him. Because there have been construction of dormitories, class room blocks and dining halls in most of the schools in our region and across the country; so don’t worry about the double track. Don’t just worry, the double track will not exist come January 2021.” He retorted.

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Mr. Asanga continued that “The Sherigu SHS had been there for many years, for eight years the NDC didn’t absorbed it, it just took the NPP government in four(4) years to absorb it. But as for infrastructure we will deal with it. So the people of Sherigu should just relax as Nana Akufo Addo as your President and Rex Asanga as your MP, you will get all the development you need.”

Starting in a 3-unit classroom block, the Sherigu Community Senior High School was established in the year 2014 by residents of the area; in an effort to make senior high school education accessible at the Sherigu enclave.

Government in the year 2018 absorbed it into the mainstream government schools.

The School is currently offering general art and business courses with 197 Students and 23 teaching staff.

Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHZ|David Azure|Ghana

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