Honourable Andrew Dari Chiwitey, National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba constituency in the Savannah Region, said the falling standards of education, especially in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, should be a concern for all.
He said it was appalling to see pupils in the District without classrooms and studying under trees.
Honourable Andrew said this in an interview with Yagbon Radio in Bole on Saturday, January 15, 2022, after embarking on a thank you tour in his constituency.
He called on the Government to upgrade the schools in his constituency and provide improve water to enable the pupils have time for their studies instead of going back to the communities to drink water as most of the schools are far from the community source of driving water.
The MP mentioned the lack of furniture and teachers in the District as some of the major problems affecting the quality delivery of effective teaching and learning.
He mentioned poor road network as a problem that affects agriculture, health and general economic activities, adding, “Roads which were supposed to be tarred in 2016 are still left untarred up till now.”
The MP also appealed to philanthropic organisations and development partners to provide his constituents with potable drinking water.
He identified poor drinking water as a teething challenge in the area, and called on the government to equally distribute the national cake to better the lives of the people.
“During my visits to local communities in the constituency, the people mentioned lack of potable drinking water and the deplorable road network as their immediate needs, which the government must provide to them”, he said.
“The privilege provided me as an MP has exposed me a lot to the numerous development challenges in the constituency and I am working strenuously to ensure that my people also benefit from the national cake to enhance their socio-economic livelihoods”, he told host Chipo Kwaku.
Hon. Andrew said his constituency deserved better and promised to continue identifying and helping to tackle the diverse development challenges by lobbying for development support from development partners.
Speaking on the controversial E- Levy, the MP expressed concerns that the government’s proposed 1.75 per cent levy on mobile money and other electronic transactions that exceed GH¢100 per a day could affect the country’s drive to promote cashless transactions.
He said many people who would not want to pay the newly proposed levy on mobile money or other forms of electronic transactions would resort to cash payment and that could affect the merchant payment systems.