BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for the Krowor Constituency (Nungua), Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has appealed to the traditional leaders within the newly-created Krowor Municipality to make lands available for development projects.
According to Mrs Quaye, who is also the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, “we should be able to plan and leave some of the lands for development of schools and public facilities.”
Mrs Quaye, who made this known to the DAILY HERITAGE after collaborating with the education directorate in the area to perform a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a-two-unit kindergarten classroom block in the area, said the project ought to have started last year but delayed due to the unavailability of land.
“I want to say a special ‘thank you’ to the Methodist Church, which allowed this project to be built here. We went to the Anglican Church, we wrote to them, we were expecting that we will have the land to build this facility, but unfortunately, we couldn’t get the land,” she stated.
‘I need land for projects’
“This goes to all Ghanaians, especially the people of Krowor — we cannot sell all our lands for private development; we should leave some of the lands for public use. As an MP, I need land to be able to do certain development projects.
“We are here for the government, the NPP government; we are here to bring development. The motor of our party is ‘Development in Freedom’ so it is about development and we need the lands for the projects,” she stressed.
Nungua youth chief
Nii Opleh Djalesane, the Nungua Oblantai Mantse (Youth Chief), responding to the MP’s call, said the chiefs were the custodians of the lands at Nungua and assured her that they would do everything within their means to make lands available for her projects.
“As far as lands are concerned, it is the chiefs who are the custodians of the land and we will support her with the lands because we need some of these projects. We will play our part to support her with lands for the development projects,” he told the DAILY HERITAGE.