The government is to re-organise science, vocational and technical education with more emphasis on practical skills to promote self employment and boost the nation’s industrial capacity as it gears to become a full middle income nation.
Consequently, a number of technical training institutions are to be set up within the next four years and existing ones improved.
Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, who is on a tour of the Northern Region, said Ghana was poised for an industrial take-off and needed to develop technical expertise.
The Vice President has, since Friday, been touring the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions and has inaugurated projects. He also paid courtesy calls on traditional and religious leaders to solicit their co-operation and blessings for a peaceful, free and fair election.
Nalerigu was the first point of call for the Vice President where he was presented with a smock in the palace of the Gabaranaa, Naa Yahya Wuni at Gambaga.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said there was no need for violence during elections and assured the people of the government’s commitment to peaceful polls.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur called on Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area and later addressed a rally.
He said the NDC was development oriented and wanted to win the election to continue with projects the government was undertaking in the area.
Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga said peace must be maintained during the election.
The Vice President later called on the Wungunaaba, Alhaji Suleman Saaka at Wungu near Walewale where the chief appealed for improvement in the area’s roads.
He addressed a rally at Walewale and appealed to NDC members to put any differences at the primaries behind them, must remain united and campaign for a resounding one touch victory.
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