22 Persons of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have submitted applications for the position of District Chief Executive for Nanumba South District.
Wulensi is among the Constituencies where NPP lost parliamentary seat in 2020 Elections, and for that matter ,the likelihood that their District Chief Executive would be changed as announced by the president of the republic Nana Addo Dankwah Akofo Addo!
Among the contestants include the serving DCE,Hon.Natogma I.Munkaila.
Others include the current Constituency secretary of the Party Hon.Alhassan A.Suadiku.
The lists of the contestants in Alphabetical order include:
1.Mr.ABDULAI HADRAT IBRAHIM
2.Mr.ABRAHAM NJONAAN NLENKIBA
8.Mr.FRANK BITILAR BONDAN
10.Mr. ISSIFU IDDRISU
12.Mr. IMORO SHEIKH IDDRISU
13. MR.JAGRI OGAJAH
14.Mr. JERRY TIBORIPON
16.Mr. MOHAMMED SUALISU
17.Mr. NATOGMA I.MUNJAILA
18.Mr.NJOMABA SAMUEL NISAMON
19.Mr. SHIRAZ Y ANASS
21.Mr. YAMAB N. K. THOMAS
The competitors are all recognized members of the ruling New Patriotic Party and respected in the various endeavours in life.
Wulensi District was created out of Nanumba North District in 2004 and since then has had 3 successive DCEs.
The first DCE was Hon.Thomas Donkor Ogajah,the second Seidu Hamid and the current DCE Hon.Munkaila Natogmah.
In 2020 elections,Hon Abukari Dawuni of NDC won the seat from the NPP’s Thomas Donkor Ogajah who served for 4 years.
The District is made up of two major ethnic groups:Konkombas and Nanumbas and some people are of the view that when the two tribes blend the leadership of the District,it would promote Unity, peace and a well represented governance in the District!.
The Current MP is a Nanumba and many are of the view that the DCE should be given to a Konkomba for a fair representation,this they said would get the two ethnic groups involved in solving problems that affect or emanate from the two tribes!
All the Contestants have their promises and areas of interest in the District.
The broadcastGhana has been able to catch up with one of the contestants,a young and exuberant party activist ABRAHAM NJONAAN NLENKIBA,a 32 year old University of Ghana graduate and a Senior High School teacher in Tamale.According to Mr.Abraham Nlenkiba,he is qualified and wish to be considered for the position because of the contribution he believes he can make to the District and the Party.
Mr.Abraham lamented on how numerous farming Communities in the District still lack accessible roads to link farmers to trunk roads and market centres to sell their farm products so as to avoid post-harvest loses,he made special mention of the area he called “Overseas area”crossing from Oti Damanko to Egambo,though Banting,to Lahator towards Zabzugu.
He also talked about how his people are still suffering heat and darkness due to lack of electricity in numerous communities including his own polling station Villages such as Bandajua, Daalanyili,Ndabilni and Kpilsini meanwhile they are the diehards of NPP and recorded highest Votes for the party in the 2020 general elections!
He said they can not charge mobile phones at the comfort of their homes,can not watch television to know what is going one across the world and struggles to travel to the nature of their roads , expecially in raining seasons.
He went ahead to talk about ineffective teaching and learning in the District, expecially the rural areas where teachers only spent not more than 4 hours in School citing his own village as example where Teachers report to school at 9-10 am and close at 11:30am.
He bemoaned this situation and attributed it to lack of political will and poor supervision by the GES!
He said it is time to put confidence in our human resources and give them the needed formal education to excel and become responsible citizens for mother Ghana.
Mr.Abraham said the world was supposed to be a place worth living as long as life can allow us but some of them have started experiencing the religious belief of hell on Earth here before the end of age.
As to how he intend changing the status quo in Wulensi,Mr.Abraham said leadership is meant for selfless people and those that wants equal opportunity for every human,he said he derived his passion from the training as a Social Worker,a professional field that focuses on solving the world’s problems and restoring every human to a meaningful life on Earth to mater the situation or condition one finds himself.
He said he would use his leadership when get the knot to solicit funds from the world philanthropists by sustaining peace in the District and that can attract NGOs and investors that would help complement the central government’s DACF!.
He so touched on lack of communal spirit among the people who would have helped themselves carry our certain Developmental projects with little aid from government in certain areas without solely waiting on Central government,he promised to help educate the citizens on this so they can do it together.
He didn’t minse words by by making it clear that potable water is one of the areas he will pursue when gets the knot!.
This he said would make the citizens healthy since water is life.
He however praise his other contestants for the Unity and love shown each other as against African politics where your contender is seen as your enemy!
He urged the 22 to remain United and do everything possible to recapture the seat for NPP in 2024