PThe Upper East Regional Minister, Ms Paulina Patience Abayage, has appealed to corporate bodies operating in the region to contribute their quota to help develop the region.
The regional minister made the appeal when she held a meeting with a cross section of the corporate bodies on Tuesday organided by the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
She mentioned the lack of ambulance services as one of the major challenges confronting the region and which she described as unbearable during emergency cases, especially during accidents.
“Currently there is no single ambulance working in the region. All are broken down ranging from engine problems to other parts,” Ms Abayage lamented.
The regional minister also urged the corporate entities to complement the efforts of the government i in the area of education and agriculture.
Ms Abayage indicated that although it was the duty of the government to provide some amenities and facilities, it could not do it alone due the large number of the nation’s population.
Among the corporate bodies that attended the meeting were the Cassius and Shaanxi Mining Company, representatives of Hoteliers Association, Miller Open University and Regentrophen College of Applied Sciences at Namoo in the Bongo District.
They applauded the minister for recognising their role in development and indicated that they would consult and see how they could support.
Other suggestions that came up during the meeting were the formation of football clubs, planting grass at the river banks to absorb mercury from the polluted water bodies often caused by surface miners.
FROM SAMUEL AKAPULE, BOLGATANGA