Mohammed Balu, GNA
Tumu, (UW/R), Dec.
30, GNA – Mr Ridwan Abass Dauda, MP for the Sissala East Constituency has
advised Ghanaians to stop the habit of running down people in leadership
positions to promote peace and development.
He said the country
was polarized especially on political lines, and was not auguring well for the
He said leaders
would always come and go, but Ghana remained one, but not two and stressed the
importance of unity, lasting peace and good neighbourliness to ensure
Mr Dauda gave the
advice during the annual general meeting of the Sissala Union in Tumu to round
up its activities of the year.
Mr Dauda said,
“There had been leaders in the past in Tumu for instance, right from Mr
Amidu sulemana, Mr Moses Dani Baah, Madam Halutie Dubie and Madam Alijata and
today it’s me. Because I got the opportunity to serve and tomorrow it could be
“All the former
MPs helped some people in the community in one way or the other. Same with all
other leaders in the country and it’s important to play the role of development
than working for failure”, he stressed.
He called for unity
among the chiefs and politicians and appealed for support to the current
leadership to achieve their mandate for the betterment of the country.
“Let us rather
engage by pointing out the shortcomings of our leaders for them to sit up as
that can help us than the outright condemnation of leaders that we often
perceive as failures”, he said.
He said as an MP for
the area, he was able to help some of the youth to gain employment in various
sectors including; the security.
“As a member of
the defense and interior committee in Parliament, sometimes, I hear people
complaining that persons without certificates were recruited into the security
services, which is false”, he said.
On the defunct Ghana
Cotton company situated in Tumu, the MP said the company was sold out and that
government would liaise with the ownership of the company for partnership to
create jobs for the people.
He said the district
had one district one factory projects in soyabean, which was expected to be
established in the district to employ about 50 people.
He promised that
‘very soon the new roads being created in the Tumu township will be provided
with street lights, whilst the rest of the seven communities without
electricity in the Sissala East will benefit from the rural electrification
Mr Dauda was not
happy with the low turn-out of people at the Union and tasked the leadership to
device ways of making it attractive to ensure all Sissalas patronised the
The Zini Kuoro,
Kuoro Sukabe Ninia Diyaka lV, charged the union to ensure a project was
embarked upon next year whilst working towards ensuring the Sissali language
became examinable subject in schools.