Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Gushegu municipal, Issah Musah has appealed to the president, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo to split the area to speed up development.

The MCE said this when he was speaking exclusively to ghdominancenews.com in Tamale for the first time after the December 7 elections at the Northern Regional Coordinating Council.

According to him, this will pave way for “effective and efficient” management of local government in the Gushegu Municipal/Constituency.

“Now that the elections are over, and the government led by president Akufo-Addo is given another term to by Ghanaians, I want to apeal to the president to consider splitting the Gushegu Constitution or Municipal”, the MCE appealed.

“The area is so vast that development is not going on as expected. From Limo to Saakugu, you will know Gushegu constituency is big”, he added.

Mr. Musah disclosed that there were instances he couldn’t finish touring the area in three (3) days, because of the vast landmark, hence, the call for the split.

Gushegu Municipal shares boundary with Bunkpurugu Yunyoo to the North, Mion to the South, Chereponi to the East and Karaga, Savelugu, and Nonton to the West.

The place is a constituency at the same time, Municipal, wuth about 480 communities.

Exactly a year ago, the Chiefs and people of Nabuli-Nawuhugu and its surrounding communities in the area demanded the creation of a separate constituency from the current Gushegu Municipality.

According to them, this was necessary due to the vast nature of the area, which they say has deprived majority of the communities of the needed development.

The proposed Nabuli-Nawuhugu district comprises of 10 electoral areas with a population of over 61,000 according to the 2010 population census.

These communities lie along the eastern corridor of the Northern Region with Gushegu as the district capital.

Traditional leaders and the people lament that the area has been deprived of social amenities and cannot boast of proper educational, health or road infrastructure.

Access to water according to them remains a challenge and the lack of a security post hinders them from accessing justice.

In a petition signed by the leadership of the ten (10) electoral areas including, Naboli, Nawuhugu, Namongbani, Nasunwia, Kolik, Damankong, Zanteli, Bogu and Wawuu, the people appealed to President Nana Akufo-Addo to carve Naboli-Nawuhugu constituency out of the current Gushegu constituency.

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