Albert Akuka Alalzuuga Garu MP
November 14, 2021

Member of Parliament for Garu, Albert Akuka Alalzuuga has urged the Nana Akufo-Addo government to complete Tamne Dame which would create jobs for the youth in the constituency, to curb the drift towards Accra and Kumasi for greener pasture which does not exist.

According to him when the dam is completed, it would address dry season farming which would benefit not only his constituency but that of Pusiga, Zibilla, Binduri, Timpani and Bawku Central.

At a press conference just after the Minister for Food and Agriculture came to the floor of the House to answer a question, he pointed out that he was not satisfied with some aspects of the answers provided by the sector minister.

“There were no timelines given as to when the dame would be completed, and the project made available to the farms. There are thousands of hectors and the irrigation can cover six thousand or more but the response of the Minister indicates that only three hundred hectors would be covered”.

As a former District Chief Executive for Garu Tempani, he noted that the consultant had indicated that over three thousand hectors was going to be worked on but per the contract document presented by the Minister only three hundred hectors would be worked on.

He was particular about the dam creating jobs for the youth in the area so that they do not involve themselves in activities that do not speak well of people coming from the Northern Ghana that have migrated to Southern Ghana in search of jobs.

Government should find a way of raising money to complete the project in next year’s budget, he added.

“I am not satisfied that the Minister was unable to tell how much they have paid and how much is left to be paid, but promised to provide that information through the Speaker’s office, that is fine but I want the remaining money captured in next year’s budget”, he said.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/