The Member of Parliament for the Binduri Constituency on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region, Abanga Abdulai, has responded to a comment made by the Parliamentary Candidate elect for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Issifu Mahmoud, over water challenges in the area.
The parliamentary candidate elected in a radio interview on A1 Radio a few weeks ago indicated that, though the MP claimed to have bought a drilling machine to provide potable water to the people of Binduri, water situations continue to be a challenge in the area.
He further stressed that he doubted if the MP had actually acquired such a machine.
But in a response sighted by our reporter, the MP explained that it is unfortunate that the parliamentary candidate had failed to familiarise himself with the constituency.
He said, “I’m not surprised to hear that from him because he does not know the communities here very well. So, it is not surprising. No one in Binduri will say he can’t see what the rig is doing. It is only him, and it is because he doesn’t know the place. So, I will entreat him to make himself known to the area.”
Touching on his “Leave No Community Behind Borehole Agenda,” the Deputy Minister of Housing said more than 10 communities have so far benefited.
“So far, more than 10 communities have benefited from this initiative. I must emphasise that I bought this machine with my personal resources, and it is all because of the good people of Binduri. It is often painful to see old ladies and children collecting water from handmade wells and other unsafe sources. So, as we speak, close to 100 boreholes have been drilled.”
He further stressed that communities and areas such as Kpalugu, Nayoko No. 1, Nayoko No 2, Bazua, Bawksapelig, Goduri, Anisse, Atuba Binduri Bansi, Zawse, and others were places he (the PC elect) could pay a visit to be more informed of the activities of the drilling machine in the area.
He therefore called on the PC elect to be more decorous and diplomatic when making comments about people’s efforts in development, as Binduri deserved the best.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana