For the past eight years, the main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) led by former president John Dramani Mahama failed to develop the Zongo communities and provide a window of opportunities the teeming youth.
In 2016, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) promised the establishment of the Ministry of Inner-City and Zongo Development and the Zongo Development Fund(ZoDF) which the government has delivered and the fund has embarked on a lot of tailor-made projects in the Zongo communities across the country.
Mr Faisal Ibrahim Cisse, a Personal Assistant to the Minister of Inner-City and Zongo Development, Dr Mustapaha Abdul- Hamid divulged this when he appeared on a Muslim discussion programme on Acca-based Marhaba FM
According to him, the NPP is very committed to the Zongo communities and has delivered a lot like the construction of Astro turfs, Information Communications Technology centres across the sixteen regions in the country.
There is the construction of water systems, construction and furnishing of classroom blocks among others under the leadership of the sector Minister.
He stressed that the Ministry, over the years does its projects based on the needs assessment of the beneficiaries, the Ministry has consulted with the Chiefs and opinion leaders in the beneficiary areas to find out what the community needs and wants are before going ahead with a project.
'When it comes to development in the Zongo communities, the NDC as a party has failed totally.
Since 1992, the NDC has failed to develop and provide for the needs of the Zongo communities and it is only the NPP that is providing development in these Zongo communities across the country, he posited.
He gave the assurance that the next NPP government will construct sixteen model Senior High Schools in each in the various Zongo communities in each region.
He stressed that His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo needs four more years to do more for the betterment of the people in the Zongos.
Source: Mohammed Sally