Hon. Lawyer (Alhaji) Hassan Tampuli, Member of Parliament for Gushegu Constituency attends his maiden General Assembly meeting on Thursday, 29th April, 2021.
The meeting was the first ordinary meeting of the third session of the eighth Gushegu Municipal Assembly held at the Assembly’s conference hall.
This was his maiden meeting and an official encounter with the Hon. Assembly Members since his assumption of office as Member of Parliament.
In his remarks, he thanked all the 36 Hon. Assembly Members for the various roles they played towards ensuring incident free general elections in December 2020. He used the occasion to wish the Honorable Assembly members and their electoral areas Ramadan Kareem.
He noted that notwithstanding our diversity, be it religion, tribe or political persuasions, fate and providence has brought them together and therefore they are bound to live with it and work together for the common good of the people.
He reminded all Hon. Assembly members including staff of the various departments that one thing they should remember is that the position they hold is to serve and it is also temporary, so therefore they should always try to leave behind a legacy.
He therefore used the opportunity to highlight some of his plans for the development of the constituency/municipality. He bemoaned the general acute water situation in the Municipality and informed the members of the dredging of the Gushegu, Kpatinga, and Kpisinga dams. Construction of dams in Gaa and Yaabogu, are on course and the dredging of the dams in Bilsinga and Kpaligu will kick start in the coming days.
The Municipal Assembly has partnered with Rotary club to drill 8 boreholes and Hon Hassan Tampuli has decided to absorb the commitment fees of Gh¢ 1,000.00 by each of the beneficiary communities as per the terms of the project. This was in a swift response to MCE’s address to the house. Similarly Hon Hassan has also responded swiftly by pledging to provide a brand new pick up vehicle to the Municipal Police Command to help them fight crimes in the Municipality.
In the area of road infrastructure, Hon Hassan Tampuli announced to the house that he has engaged both Departments of Urban Roads and Feeder roads to take a serious look at the roads in the Municipality.
In a response to an appeal made by the Paramount Chief of Gushegu, Gushe Naa Abdulai, he hinted that he’s in talks with the Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development to consider having a new market built for the Gushegu township since the existing one has become too small for the township.
In his concluding remark, he has identified the need to develop the human resource capacity of the people of Gushegu Municipality since it is the key driver of accelerated development in any democracy. As a result, he promised to set up an education scholarship scheme to support parents whose children gain admissions to tertiary institutions but are unable to pay fees. Even before the launch of the scheme, he has so far paid school fees of not less than 60 students. He therefore urged everybody especially the Hon. Assembly Members to support the course.
By Mr Hashim Tafo, (Aide,Hon. MP)