Sumbrungu Chiefs in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have shown a high level of appreciation to the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga for embarking on community engagement tours in the Municipality.
Rex Asanga, the Municipal Chief Executive started his community engagement tours earlier this month, September, 2022. The MCE, as part of the tour, hopes to visit all Electoral Areas within the Municipality to interact with members and leaders of the various communities on issues of development.
As part of the tour, Mr. Asanga on his second day visited electoral areas around the Nyariga and Sumbrungu enclave. During the tour the chiefs took the opportunity to share with the MCE, the numerous developmental challenges.
According to the chiefs, the visit by Mr. Rex Asanga is historic, because he is the first MCE who has ever stepped into their communities to have first-hand information on issues of development.
Chief of Agusi, Naba Ayetibo Ayamga said, “I am happy today because we have many MCEs in our municipality but they have never come to sit with us to listen to our developmental concerns. So what I want to say is the move or the steps taken by the MCE is commendable.”
On his part, Chief of Kolgo represented by Azamo Edward Alemya said, “MCE, we can’t thank you enough for coming here to hear our problems. It is something that all the leaders should be doing so that all our concerns can be address,” he said
The Sumbrugu Chief represented by A-etiba Akazabre said, “On behalf of the Chief, I think you coming here is very important because you are not just here to show yourself to us but to also understand want our problems are. So on behalf of the Chief thank you for coming, it is a good initiative”
Both Kulbia Chief represented by Adombire Agana as while as Yebongo Chief represented by Aboyokum Aburiba share the same sentiments with the other Chief saying the MCE community engagement tour is the way forward to develop the municipality.