N.R. Chiefs urge gov’t to adequately resource E.C.

President   Mahama exchanging   pleasantries with Nayiri Na Bahagu Mahami Abdulai Sherigu President of the Northen Region House of Chiefs, with them is Mrs Lordina Mahama. Photo Vincent DzatseMembers of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs have appealed to the government to adequately resource the Electoral Commission to enable it to organise credible elections next year.

The President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, Nayiri Na Bahagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, who made the appeal, said next year’s election was crucial and asked the government to provide the EC with the necessary resources and logistics to be able to effectively carry out its functions.

“As we prepare for the election 2016, we suggest that the government provide the Electoral Commission with all the funds and logistics needed for a credible election.

The chiefs made the appeal when President John Dramani Mahama addressed them Sunday as part of his two days tour of the Northern Region.

The chiefs pledged their unthinking support for the President and the government, to continue with the good works for the people of the country.

They commended the government for the numerous developmental projects being implemented across the region.

“We the chiefs and the people of the region appreciate and commend you for the numerous development projects that your government has brought to the region, we are very much aware that these are geared towards improving the lives of the people,” Nayiri stated.

The chiefs, however, reminded the President of the promise he made to renovate the House’s conference hall.

They also pleaded with the government to provide the House with a mini bus to enable it carry out its functions.

President John Dra-mani Mahama thanked the chiefs for their prayers and support for the government, which had empowered and encouraged the government to execute projects in the area

The President assured that the government would never relent in its efforts in executing development to better the lives of the people in the country.

He hinted that many communities in the region would soon be connected to the electricity grid, and announced that soon work would start on many of the roads in the region.

The President revealed that government was working hard to tar all the roads leading the districts to the regional capital to make the movement of goods and services easier and faster.

From Yakubu Abdul-Majeed,
Tamale

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