By: Ampem Gyeke-Darko
As part of his social and political responsibilities, Member of Parliament for Sawla Tuna/Kalba Constituency, Hon. Andrew Dari Chiwitey has donated an ambulance with the state of the art equipment to the St. Joseph Health Centre.
Yesterday’s donation marked the second of a kind as he donated also an ambulance to the Sawla Polyclinic just last week. It is no doubt that the people in the constituency have remained faithful to the Member of Parliament and have tipped him as victor for next year’s general elections.
He presented his gift of ambulance just when the Birifor Women Association; a woman-empowerment group in the District marked its annual congress, yesterday, at Kalba in the newly created Savanna Region.
The event saw the presence of Bolewura and his sub-chiefs, the Municipal Chief Executive, the Regional Minister, members of the Birifor Women Group and many other dignitaries in the Region.
At the event Hon. Chiwitey expressed gratitude to the women group for their tirelessness in empowering all people, especially women in the Area to join hands in the development agenda in the district over the years.
According to him, “the central role of women in society especially in the areas of education and agriculture has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations.”
Hon. Chiwitey noted that nursing the ‘baby Savannah Region’ through formal education and agriculture was very apt and thus calls for all-inclusive efforts to move the region to a global competitive height.
He revealed that women wild world comprise of 43 per cent of the world’s agricultural labour force and to 70 per cent in some countries.
He noted across Africa, 80 per cent of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, most of whom are rural women adding that, “It’s widely accepted that agriculture can be the engine of growth and poverty reduction in developing nations.”
The MP elated the role of women to a society’s evolution from pre-literate to literate likewise is incontestable. He acknowledged that basic education is the key to a nation’s knack to develop and achieve sustainability targets to which the ‘Baby Savannah Region’ cannot be an exception.
He urged that the Birifor Woman Association to step up in their endeavour to make Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district and the Savannah region a better place to live.
Hon. Andrew Dari Chiwitey observed peace is central to the development of any nation and our part of the world cannot be an isolation; and lamented, “Security however, is been threatened by series of robbery cases in our district which is been on the rise in recent times, which has resulted in the loss of lives and property including the deaths of Master Seidu Sordo from Gbaalteng.”
He however called on government through the regional minister and the chiefs to intervene in the earliest possible time to deal with armed robbery in the constituency.
He swanked of his remarkable achievements in the area; which cut across all areas of the development of the constituency. It ranged from his support for education, agriculture, health, road networks, water and sanitation to information technology.
In his political element, he called on all constituents to endure the hard times the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) has brought on them with the assurance that sooner in 2020, Ghana shall vote for his National Democratic Congress (NDC) to redeem the country.