Monday, March 30, 2009


By Samuel Duodu, Nsawkaw

THE National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain, Mr Amed Ibrahim, has assured farmers in the Tain constituency that the government was committed to the prospect of improving agriculture in the area through mechanised farming.
According to him, the Degedege irrigation Dam in the Seikwa Traditional Area in the constituency would be rehabilitated to enhance productivity, adding that more dams would be constructed in the constituency, to ensure all -year- round farming.
This, he said would enable the constituents to liberate themselves from poverty, which was so severe in the area.  He cited rivers such as the Tain River, which cuts across the constituency and the Hempene as water bodies that had enough capacity for irrigation purposes.
The MP was optimistic that with the district’s fertile lands, constituents would be able to utilise such facilities to raise their standards of living.
In an interview with Graphic Nsempa at Nsawkaw, the constituency capital in the Brong Ahafo Region, the MP reiterated the government’s commitment to its promises to the constituency, adding that, plans were far advanced to address the concerns of the constituency.
“The development of the constituency is my heartbeat,” he stressed.
The MP appealed to the constituents to be patient while the government expedites action on all the needed structures that would enable the government to deliver the needs of the people in the constituency as promised.
Mr Ibrahim lamented the small number of inhabitants acquiring tertiary education in the constituency. “It is very sad that only 0.001 per cent of the district’s population is in the tertiary institutions,” said the MP.
He therefore hinted his intention to deploy his share of the MP’s common fund into sponsoring tertiary students from the constituency to enhance the human resource capacity of the constituency.
“I know people won’t see the impact in the short term, the benefits will come later.”
He also urged students from the constituency who were currently at the senior high school level to learn hard in order to benefit from his initiative.
To those in farming, the MP urged them to avail themselves of the government’s interventions such as loans and other farm inputs that were on the way.

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