The senator representing Adamawa south senatorial zone, Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe has pledged to construct motorized boreholes and sponsor medical outreaches in each of the nine local governments of his constituency.
Yaroe made the pledge during a town hall meeting he organized in Demsa local government of Adamawa State.
The senator noted that he organized the town hall meeting in order to enhance participatory democracy where each constituent can contribute to good governance and to get feed back from the people.
He noted that the major responsibility of a legislator is to make laws for the betterment of all and sundry, to pass yearly budgets and to carryout oversight functions, adding that execution of capital projects is the exclusive preserve of the executive arm of government.
Yaroe added that in order to enhance rapport between the lawmakers and their constituencies, amount is usually provided for legislatures to execute constituency projects.
The senator who expressed satisfaction with the cooperation he is getting from the people of Demsa promised to do more for them.
The senator told the gathering that so far, he has carried out such town hall meetings in Jada, Numan, Mayo-Belwa and Demsa local governments noting that he will in due course cover the remaining local governments in order to keep them abreast of his activities and to get feedback from them.
” So far I have sunk five boreholes three from constituency projects and two from my personal purse.
” I have also pledged to sink at least one bore hole in each of the nine local governments of Adamawa south,” the senator said.
He added that he has placed a lot of premium in the health sector culminating in the four medical outreaches he organized promising to also take such outreaches to all the local governments of Adamawa south senatorial zone
” I place high premium on health and as such in August 2019 I held my first medical outreach in Demsa and we treated over 8,000.
“We have restored the sight of many people and people can testify to that because the beneficiaries are living with them.
” We will also take the medical outreaches to all the nine local governments of Adamawa South,” he said.
The senator promised to give Demsa priority because of the huge support they accorded him in 2019 general elections.
During their presentations, representatives of the 10 wards of Demsa Local government enumerated some of the challenges they are facing including dearth of electricity, lack of portable water, lack of adequate clinics and access road which the senator promised to channel to appropriate quarters for necessary action.