Gov’t Committed To Solving Economic Challenges

Alhaji-Limuna-Mohammed-MuniruAlhaji  Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, the outgoing Upper East Regional Minister, has asked Ghanaians to exercise restraint while government tackles the country’s current economic challenges.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru blamed the challenges, which according to him, were temporary, partly on the global economic down turn and the attainment of the middle income status by the country.          

The Minister made the call at the celebration of this year’s Danjuar festival by Bimobas, in Kpikpira, in the Garu-Tempane District.

He urged Ghanaians to note that by attaining middle income economy, most of the donor inflows that hitherto formed a chunk of our national budget were gradually fading out. “What we need to know, therefore, is that it is through our toil, that is the taxes we pay, that have to constitute the main source of our development,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru said government was pursuing pragmatic measures to lay strong foundation for local enterprises to grow, and cited the expansion of the rural electrification project, which is to boost local industries as one of the interventions.

The minister asked Ghanaians to avoid political bickering, ethnicity and religious rancour  and work towards the building of a united and better Ghana.

Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru commended the chiefs and people in the area for promoting peace, and urged other ethnic groups in the region to emulate the chiefs and people of Bimoba Traditional areas.

He expressed regret that modernisation and technological advancement had affected cultural values and that the celebration of festivals by various ethnic groups was the surest way of reviving the country’s cultural heritage.

The Chief of Bimoba, Naba Danzuur II, asked the youth to avoid casual sex to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

He appealed to the Bawku Naba Abugrago Azoka II,  to elevate the Bimoba Traditional Area from sub-divisional status to divisional status.

Naba Danzuur commended government for bringing development projects to the area and  appealed for more projects to help improve upon the livelihoods of the people.

The celebration, was on the theme: “The use of Traditional Festivals as a Weapon of Peace, Unity, Stability, Development and Cultural Sustainability“, attracted people from all walks of life.—GNA

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