The race for who becomes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Yendi has virtually been settled, although the primary is yet to be held.
Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama is coasting coolly to victory, as the party delegates in the area have resolved to reward his hard work with massive votes should the primary be held.
For now, Alhaji Mahama is working on how to increase the votes for the NPP in the December 2020 elections.
The son of the former Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has done a lot over the years for the people of the Yendi Constituency that he thinks that he will have a landslide victory.
Alhaji Mahama has reduction of poverty and empowerment of women in the Yendi area as one of his topmost priorities and has sponsored the training of 600 women in Shea butter production and soap making and provided initial capital for them to start their businesses.
These women who hitherto were unemployed, are now happily engaged in the production and sale of their products, as well as training others in order to reduce poverty and stop the young ladies from engaging in ‘kayaye’ business.
To engage the youth as a means of promoting peace in the area through games and sporting activities, Alhaji Mahama has donated sports equipment to the youth in the constituency and also sponsored several unity matches, a singular act that has contributed significantly in fostering peace and harmony in that part of the country.
The young and affable politician has distributed over 600 pieces of knapsack sprayers to farmers in the Yendi area.
He has also distributed farm implements and inputs, including fertilizers, cutlasses, weedicides and anti-snake bites, to over 800 farmers to improve their yields and safety.
On health and education, Alhaji Mahama donated 100 bags of cement to support the construction of an Administration Block at Yendi College of Health Sciences and an amount of GHC5,000 to support the NPP students of the institution. Free Hepatitis B vaccination and health screening for communities in the Yendi Constituency is also being done.
To improve the water system in the Yendi area, Alhaji Mahama gave a financial support of GHC10,000 to aid the water system in the constituency for all to benefit.
The Parliamentary aspirant also made a donation of GHC20, 000 to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in Yendi to improve transmission to educate, inform and entertain the people.
He has also paid school fees, as well as assist in securing scholarships for nearly 100 students in Yendi and its environs.
To help reduce unemployment in the area, Alhaji Mahama managed to hook over 250 youths onto the Forestry Commission under the Youth in Afforestation, something the beneficiaries are forever thankful for.
Some 30 Yendi area graduates have secured permanent employment in some institutions through the help of Alhaji Mahama.
Other youth with qualifications have been placed into the security services, something which is unprecedented in the area.
Other support from Alhaji Mahama to the Yendi area includes donation towards the procurement of a motor hearse.
Since 2017 to date, Alhaji Mahama has donated over 600 bags of rice and 600 bags of sugar for Muslim in Yendi during Ramadan Eid festivities.
Alhaji Mahama was educated at the Harvard University, Cambridge University, Oxford University and the University of Coventry in the United Kingdom.
He was among the few African youths who were given the opportunity to speak at the British Parliament in London.
Alhaji Mahama has had the opportunity to speak at the Oxford Students Conference in London.
In the estimation of Alhaji Mahama, the exposure and network that he has built from courses abroad and his public speaking activities will impact positively on the development of the Yendi Constituency when he voted as their Parliamentary Candidate and Member of Parliament.
In Ghana, Alhaji Mahama has received several awards from universities across the country for his benevolence and humanitarian services to the people.
On why he is committing enormous resources into the Yendi Constituency and beyond, he explained that he believes in the principle of sharing and that has been his nature.
‘I always want to see people in happy mood and I feel very fulfilled any time I help my people,” he added.
Source: The Voiceless Media