The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated government’s commitment at developing northern Ghana and in an accelerated manner.
The vice president who spoke during the maiden edition of the Northern Ghana Development Summit in Tamale today, Thursday, May 30 2019 said government will continue to commit the necessary resources through public-private partnership to help accelerate the development of the north.
Under the theme: “Accelerating the sustainable development of Northern Ghana in the context of peace, security and Ghana Beyond Aid”, the summit according to the Vice President provides a good opportunity to come up with comprehensive ideas, plans and programmes, in the drive to chart a transformative change towards the long-term development of Northern Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia indicated at the summit that, the five (5) regions in the North are well positioned to take advantage of the various pro-poor policies and programmes of this Government, such as the One District, One Factory (1D1F); One Village, One Dam (1V1D); Planting for Food and Jobs; the IPEP, among others.
These projects and policies he opined, are to structurally transform and reverse the relative under-development and eliminate extreme poverty in the North.
‘’As people of Northern Ghana, we must strive to build peace regardless of our political, ethnic, and religious persuasions or affiliations. We must be able to put the past behind us and seek only to pursue an agenda that will pool our resources together to build a just, fair and prosperous society where there is an equitable distribution of our regions’ wealth to the benefit of our people’’ he added.