Chief pledges to lure investors to support devt

The newly-enskinned Paramount Chief of the Namong traditional area in the Yunyoo District of the North East Region, Namong Daan II, has pledged to lure non-governmental organisations (NGOs), development partners and international businesses to invest in the area to spur growth and development.

“As a traditional authority, I will not only rely on the government for development but also use my connections outside the shores of the country to travel and meet with NGOs, our development partners and other private investors to help transform the area since the area is impoverished.

“Former President John Mahama-led administration started the construction of a senior high school in the community but the project has been abandoned, if John Mahama started the construction of the senior high school and today the project is abandoned when my own party is in government, I will ensure they revive the contract and the contractor comes back to the site and complete it.

“I promise to extend electricity to the area, I will meet the Minister of Energy and his deputy, the only health facility serving my people is the Baptist Medical Centre in Nalerigu and I promise to liaise with the government to ensure the health ministry and the Ghana Health Service put up a polyclinic to improve access to healthcare in the area,” Namong Daan said.

Asked if he will quit politics now that he is a chief, he declared, “We don’t quit politics like that, I don’t think even if I tell you that I’m quitting politics, you’ll even believe me, I may not be able to mount political platforms but cannot pretend I am not affiliated to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the late Tolon Naa, Yakubu Tali, S.D. Dombo, among others, were chiefs who were affiliated to political parties.”

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