As the race to decide who leads the NDC to the polls at the Nabdam Constituency level begins, Lamtiig Apanga, a lawyer and politician, is wooing delegates within the party to topple the sitting MP, Dr. Mark Kurt Nawaane, and give him the opportunity to lead the party.
Should considerations be made to favour him, Lawyer Apanga hopes to, together with traditional leaders, party leaders, and other stakeholders in the constituency, redefine the role of a Member of Parliament in a manner that supports rapid local development, skills development, and business expansion.
Speaking to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Lawyer Apanga explained that one of the key areas of consideration is to support women to hone their skills in making smock fabrics and shea butter.
Beyond that, according to Lawyer Apanga, the goal would be to brand these local products so that they can be easily identified with the area, Nabdam.
“One of the key things I have noticed is that most of my young sisters in Nabdam are now weaving the smock fabrice but they are all doing it in a small-scale, bit and bit; in an unintegrated manner. If we are able to integrate them together where we provide them with good training on how to work efficiently and better, it helps them know how to source their materials for work and better. Above all, they need to have a stable source of marketing. If they know that there are people to buy their products, they would produce more and they would produce better. We would also need to have a unique label so that when you see a smock coming from Nabdam, you would see that this is a Nabdam smock.”
“Look at shea butter. We haven’t seen shea butter with brand names coming from the Nabdam area. Now, shea butter is becoming attractive for so many things,” he said.
To help expand the clientele for the local products in the Nabdam area, Lawyer Apanga proposed the establishment of an e-commerce platform “for Nabdams who produce smocks so that you don’t need to come to Bolga or Nabdam to get a smock. You can sit in Accra, place an order, send mobile money, and the items are sent to you.”
Previously, Lawyer Apanga criticized the current MP’s leadership style.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana