John Paul Danka, a member of the NDC’s Regional Communication Team believes that all of the primary development of the Upper East Region can be attributed directly to successive NDC governments. It is for this reason, he believes, the people of the Upper East Region have continued to remain loyal to the party.
Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper Show in a recent interview, Mr. Danka explained that the NDC opened up the region by undertaking two major infrastructural developments; the provision of electricity and the construction of roads to connect the region to other parts of the country.
While admitting that the NPP had achieved very modest gains in the area of expanding infrastructure, he was quick to add that it was only to continue from where the NDC had left off.
“In terms of rural electrification, that is what the NDC did to curb rural-urban migration. In terms of housing, the NDC still holds that record. The SSNIT affordable housing, no government has done it again. That is owed to the NDC. We all know the positive effects that had brought to the region.”
“The value chain that that brought was massive. Local contractors had their share. In the area of agriculture, most of the feeder roads you can talk about are the creation of the NDC. When you hit Tumu, whichever road you will pass, you will hit Wa. Though they may not be tarred, under Salia as the Roads and Transport Minister, a lot was done in this Upper Region later on Upper East and Upper West Regions.”
Mr. Danka went on to talk about the support for farmers in the area of improved seeds, mechanised services, improved extension services et al that supported the businesses of farmers. He also mentioned the large sized dams that were built under the NDC.
While not completely rubbishing the additions of the NPP, he insisted that the people of the region are right to be loyal to the NDC because of the spate of the development that happens under NDC governments.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana