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Communicate your problems effectively to authorities; northern regional minister tells civil servants


Civil servants manning various facilities and institutions in the northern region have been asked to promptly communicate their problems to the Regional Coordinating Council and sector agencies in Tamale.

The call was made by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Abdallah Abubakar at a stop in Nasia during his visit to the Mamprugu kingdom. Mr. Abubakar reminded civil servants that the delay in relaying problems to the seat of government creates room for some political parties to make it look like government is reneging on its responsibility.

The regional minister’s comments follow recent reports of children lying on their stomachs and taking lessons at the Kperisi primary school in the Upper West Region which necessitated an intervention by the running mate of the NPP, Dr Mahamud Bawumia to provide furniture.

Mr. Abubakar who received a rousing welcome in his native home-Walewale, during a familiarization visit believes effective communication will enable government to address problems facing the people promptly.

His visit to the Nasia water pump facilities followed the Mozuruna, Daniel Abdulai’s appeal to him at his palace to look into the water problem that has hit Nasia.

Mr. Salifu Yidana, the West Mamprusi district water and sanitation engineer briefed the regional minister on the water situation and assured him that his outfit is working hard to restore the facility back to normal. Mr. Yidana also revealed that the West Mamprusi district assembly has released funds for the rehabilitation of 25 broken-down boreholes.

The regional minister commended the water and sanitation officers for their efforts so far to restore water supply in Nasia and urged them not to relent on their efforts.

Mr. Abubakar tasked the officers to liaised with the district chief executive to provide his outfit with a list of communities that need new boreholes.

“We don’t like a situation where a service facility breaks down and the information does not get to the people in Tamale and only for us to see some people are playing politics with such situations,” Mr Abubakar said. “It is when we are not able to fix problems that we go look for philanthropists.  It does not speak well of us sometimes when we hear problems that need a little fixing but allow them to fester, thus making people suffer for weeks,” he added.

He emphasized the need for effective communication between various departments and the RCC.image

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