We will construct a cargo centre at Tamale airport – John Mahama

Former president John Dramani Mahama addressed the chiefs and people of Zuarungu

Former president John Mahama has hinted that the next National Democratic Congress (NDC), government will construct a cargo centre at the Tamale airport, this he opined will help farmers to export their produce to neighbouring countries.

Addressing chiefs and people of the Bolgatanga East constituency in the Upper East Region in his “building the nation tour”, the National Democratic Congress’ flagbearer said the cargo centre will take care of farmers in the Upper East Region relative to exportable goods to help boost the economy as well as creation jobs for the youth.

“We will build a cargo centre at the Tamale airport so that all we produce from here that are exportable, we will be able to park them nicely and send them to Tamale and fly to Europe for export”.

He added that it is the NDC government intention and design for the Tamale international airport, was not just passengers airport, but to include the importation of vegetables and other produce to Europe to the benefit of Northern Ghana because it is shorter from Tamale to Europe than Accra to Europe.

He added that the next NDC government will expand most dams in the Upper East Region to enhance dry season farming to produce more vegetables to feed the nation and to export to other neighbouring countries.

John Mahama indicated most the dams like the Vea irrigation dam, Tono irrigation dam will be upgraded to increase dry season farming as the government build the Tamne dam.

The white gold (Cotton):

The former president John Dramani Mahama addressing the chiefs and people of Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga East constituency hinted that the next NDC government will revive the three defunct Cotton ginneries industries in the Upper East Region, Tumu in the Upper West Region and the Northern Regions to create more jobs for the farmers in the North.

He noted that Cotton is the gold in the country that can boost the country economy when farmers grow more and can be exported to other neighbouring countries.

Source:mywordfmonline.com/Gaspard Ayuureneeya

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