Chereponi honours Haruna Iddrisu
Story : Nurudeen Sakifu, Chereponi
The Minister of Comminications and member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, hasd been installed as the development chief for Chereponi.
The position was conferred on him by the Chereponi Traditional Council in recognition of what the chiefs described as his immense support for the development of the area, in spite of the fact that he does not hail from there.
Mr. Iddrisu would now be addressed by the people as the Anufor Bukasu Feme of Chereponi.
The installation ceremony took place in Chereponi on Monday to coincide with a durbar ourganized by the MP for Chereponi, Mr. Samuel Abjulai Jabanyite, to render an account of his stewardship since is election to Parliament in November, 2009.
The MPs for Yendi and Saboba, Mr Baba Iddresu and Mr. Budari Nikpe Joseph respectively, and the DCE for Chereponi, Alhaji Mohammed Issah Seidu Abah, ere among the dignitaries who witnessed the ceremony.
In his speech, the chief of Chereponi, Feme Jaminja Malba Gaomnaa, described Mr. Iddrisu as an adopted son of Chereponi who had dedicated some of his limited time to help leaders from the area to bring development project to the place.
He mentioned that the improvements in the health, education, energy and roads sectors in the area could not have been that smooth without the support from the Communications Minister.
Mr. Iddrisu expressed gratitude to the chiefs for the honour bestowed upon hi, noting that is was an elevation that reinforced his desire to help bring change to people in all parts of the country.
“Instead, I went from office to office with you MP seeking needed assistance to improve the welfare of the people of Chereponi and it gladdens my hearth that these efforts have been regained,” he stated.
The MP, however, declined to accept all the praises, accorded him in relation to his support to the area and rather credited the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, led by Prof John Evans Atta Mills, with making it possible for all the development projects to be undertaken.
He said the are would see more development in 2011, which has been described as an action year by the President, and mentioned that by June 30, 2011, the community would have been given a certificate to operate a community radio
Mr. Iddrisu notd that the election of the NDC and their MP was an endorsement of the people’s confidence in the capability of the NDC to deliver, adding that already they were reaping fruits of their choice since the PM had brought a lot of development to the area in his 13-month tenure.
Daily Graphic Pages: 16-17 Thursday, December 30, 2010