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UE: Media support helped us relocate butchers, grain traders – Rex Asanga

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The Municipal Chief Executive of Bolgatanga, Rex Asanga has commended media practitioners and the various media outlets for their unflinching support in his attempts to relocate grain traders from the new market to the old market as well as the resituate the slaughtering of ruminants to the Yorogo facility.

“It is not every day you will get every media house or journalist to just be supporting a course taken by a politician. But in these two activities, I got the media completely in support of it. They really went out of the way to give us support and I think that is what kept us on. We were encouraged by the support. It appears that the population was also waiting for somebody to take those bold decisions,” he said.

Mr. Asanga said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East. The MCE opined that while those decisions continue to make him unpopular among those who were affected, the moves were necessary to further the development of the Bolgatanga area.

“The thing that guides me in taking some of the decisions is, I ask myself, how many people will be affected and how many people will benefit?” he added.

The MCE said he will continue to take deliberate steps to enhance development in the Municipality.

Meanwhile, some of the butchers from the Bolgatanga Butchers Association have moved to the ultramodern slaughterhouse at Yorogo. This was after their initial spat with the Municipal Assembly.

A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith |Bolgatanga|Ghana

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