The secretary of the Jirapa Municipal Youth Association, Mr. Gerald Kansoh, has bemoaned the lack of a radio station in the Municipality, describing the situation as worrisome.
Addressing the public in Jirapa during the launch of the Jirapa Enterprise Fund for Agriculture by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr. Kansoh appealed to the MP, Dr Francis Dakura Bawaana, and other stakeholders to help in ensuring that the Municipality has a radio station. This, he said, will enhance effective and timely dissemination of information to the people which will go a long way to improving the development of the area.
The Youth Secretary however was appreciative of the agricultural intervention policy instituted by the Member of Parliament and urged all to take advantage of the policy to propel growth and development in the Municipality.
The new policy initiated and launched by the Member of Parliament, Dr. Francis Bawaana, seeks to among other things, empower the youth and women in agriculture and the agriculture value chain so as to ameliorate the increasing rate of unemployment in the Jirapa Municipality. The policy, with a seed capital of ¢GH 100,000.00, will provide beneficiaries with credit facilities, farming inputs and transport facilities like tricycles.
Responding to the demand by the youth, Hon Francis Dakura Bawaana disclosed that he had already started the process of getting a commercial radio for the Jirapa Municipality. He assured the youth that the process may delay but that he remains resolute to set up a commercial radio that will enhance the cultural, social and economic lives of the constituents and the entire Upper West Region.