Assembly members in Nadowli receive govt motorbikes

Members of the Nadowli District Assembly have been presented with 74 motorbikes and warned to ride them with care to avoid road accidents.

The package is part of the Government’s initiative to provide assembly members with means of transport to enable them to visit their electoral areas and monitor and evaluate ongoing development projects.

Mr. Abu Kansangbata, Nadowli District Chief Executive, who presented the motorbikes, said Ghana was losing its critical human resource through road accidents.

Such regrettable deaths, he said, were worrying to the Government and advised the assembly members to avoid using the motorbikes to cause more carnage on the road.

He said the assembly was prepared to organise training programmes for those who were either not perfect or did not know how to ride motorbikes.

“Do not haste in your quest to ride the motorbikes because that could lead to your involvement in accidents,” he cautioned. “Ghana needs you and your death through accident would be detrimental to our development effort.

He said the assembly would call the members later for registration and labeling of the motorbikes and appealed to them to handle the bikes properly so that they could be used to help generate more revenue for the assembly.

On ownership, Mr. Kansangbata said the motorbikes were meant for the electoral areas and not for the individual assembly members, therefore, they should be used in the interest of the people.

He appealed to assembly members not to limit their activities and operations to educating the people on grassroots governance alone but improving their welfare and good health.

Mr. Kansangbata suggested to the assembly members to make the motorbikes available to sick people, and especially pregnant women, who might want to reach  health facilities to give birth or seek medical counseling.

Naa Abu Abdrahaman, a member of the House, said the Government had provided them with the motorbikes to enable them to carry out their official duties to enhance grassroots governance.

He advised the members to ride motorbike with caution and also obey road and traffic regulations and as well get their motorbikes registered.

Naa Abdrahaman thanked the Government for creating 42 new districts to bring governance and development to the doorsteps of the people.

Another beneficiary, Mr. Eric Dakurah on behalf of his colleagues, said the provision of the motorbikes was the government’s aim to deepen decentralization and gave the assurance that the members would use them to supervise projects and reach out to the electorate and listen to their views and concerns and for discussion at the Assembly.

Source: GNA

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