“Your consistent financial and other forms of assistance have enabled the communications team in the region to educate and inform the people about government policies and programmes,” the citation read.The citation was presented to Dr Awal by the Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, in Tamale.
Dr Awal is on a week-long tour of the Northern Region to engage with party members, religious leaders, chiefs and other stakeholders to educate them on the government’s initiatives.
Present at the ceremony were the Director of the Northern Regional communications team, Mr Sule Salifu; the Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam; Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), parliamentary candidates and regional executives of the New Patriotic Party, as well as party communicators.
Mr Saeed called on the people of the region to unite for socio-economic development.
For his part, Dr Awal entreated party members to constantly dialogue with the people to help educate them on the government’s activities aimed at improving their living conditions.He said: “The President Akufo-Addo-led government has within two and half years implemented an unprecedented number of developmental programmes in sectors such as roads, railways, health, education and agriculture.”
Dr Awal, therefore, urged the people to rally behind the government to enable it to undertake more developmental projects to improve the lives of the people.
The Regional Communications Director, Mr Salifu, said the team had intensified its public education efforts in order to help educate the people on the government’s efforts to provide jobs for the youth.
He, therefore, appealed to political appointees from the region to increase their support to enable the team to achieve its goals.
In a related development, the Chiefs and religious leaders in the Northern Region have lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for implementing innovative initiatives to improve the wellbeing of the people.
They have therefore urged the President to focus on expanding the scope of the initiatives to enable many more Ghanaians to benefit from them.
The chiefs and religious leaders made the commendation when the Minister of Business Development, Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, interacted with them at separate fora in the region.
Some of the Chiefs Dr. Awal visited included the Overload of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Mahama Abubakar II, Mion Lana, Abdulai Mahamadu, Yoo Naa, Yakubu Abdulai Andani and the Kumbungu Naa, Abu Iddrisu.
He also paid courtesy calls on religious leaders including Shehu Dalho, Mallam Basha, Sheikh Aminu Sawaba and Sheikh Aminu Bamba
Dr. Awal thanked the chiefs and religious leaders and called on them to rally behind the government in its development efforts .
He pointed out that the government will continue to implement measures to improve the macro-economy to enable businesses to expand and create jobs for the youth.