Help our schools with furniture – Wa Naa appeals to NPA Boss

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The Overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Wa Naa Fuseini Pelpuo IV, has called on the Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to come to the aid of schools in the Upper West Region, and the Wa Municipality in particular, in the area of furniture.

Welcoming the NPA boss, Sheikh Dr. Mustapha Abdul Hamid, in a recent working visit to the Upper West Region, the Wa Naa through his secretary bemoaned some challenges bedeviling his traditional area and the region in general including the lack of furniture in schools and the lack of potable drinking water in some communities. He thus appealed to Dr. Mustapha to use his good office to support in addressing some of the challenges. He said the lack of furniture for students to sit and study affect their academic performance which consequently can affect the growth and development of the region.

While praising the efforts of the Upper West Regional Minister and the Wa Municipal Chief Executive in attracting and implementing “some of government’s social intervention and pro-poor policies in the region and the municipality” Naa Pelpuo IV added that “we can still do more”. The Overlord underscored the impact of these policies in the lives of the people, saying they “have brought relief to the people” and that, “but for Covid-19, we would have been much better”.

The Overlord of Wa and its environs expressed belief in the ability of Dr. Mustapha Abdul Hamid to flourish in office as NPA boss. He nonetheless pledged to offer whatever support that will be required by Dr. Mustapha to deliver on his mandate.

The former Information Minister as part of his familiarization tour of the country in his new role as the CEO of NPA paid a courtesy call to the Palace to introduce himself to the Wa Naa. He said the visit was necessary to help him understand the operations of the Authority and enable him formulate a better vision for the petroleum sector in a bid to ensuring that the country and the Upper West region in particular, is served with petroleum products of high quality.

Sheikh Abdul Hamid described the recent fuel hikes as a “worldwide phenomenon” explaining that, supply of the products is not meeting the demand for same. He however was confident that the work being done by president Akufo-Addo will in due course stabilize the situation and bring relief to consumers of petroleum products in Ghana.

Prices of fuel have seen steady rise in recent times with a litre of petrol and diesel currently selling at GHS7.99.