Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PNC to tackle rural-urban migration - Mahama

Dr Edward Mahama, Flagbearer of the People's National Convention (PNC), on Tuesday said until government developed rural areas, rural-urban migration would continue. Briefing the press in Accra on an extract of the party's manifesto dubbed; "Growth Poles and Urban Renewal," Dr Mahama said if the PNC were given the mantle to rule, certain towns and villages across the country with certain potentials would be selected and developed as the country's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, did.

"We have earmarked what and how each regional capital should to be rejuvenated so as to raise the standard of living of people living in the rural areas," he added.

The PNC flag bearer said towns such as Nyinahin, Ejura-Attebubu corridor, Yeji and Buipe, Aflao, Bawku had various natural resources and these could be developed to attract and minimize the growing population in the cities.

Dr. Mahama said these selected towns would be provided with modern amenities such as schools, affordable housing, health facilities, electricity and potable water which would attract people of all walks of life to live there. With regard to urban renewal, he said an aspect of PNC manifesto would address the sanitation problems in Accra and Kumasi. He therefore called on all Ghanaians to vote massively for the PNC to enable it to transform rural areas. 10 June 08

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