One of the aspirants for the chairmanship of the Western Area Rural District Council, Alhassan Cole who is also acting as chairman for the council, has disclosed that the council is faced with major challenges to meet the demands of the people.
Alhassan Cole, who was speaking during an interview with Awoko at his office at Waterloo, said administratively the terms and conditions of council staff were deplorable as there was no provision for medical facilities for staff.
“I was shocked to learn that council staff are not entitled to medical facilities, and there is no provision for some of them to be going on leave…”, he noted, adding that over the past few years there had been a lot of political challenges in the council but that they had tried to overcome them.
Asked about his plans for residents in the district, Alhassn Cole said he was now having the challenge of contesting for the council chairmanship and that it was necessary for him to see how the community could work with him to bring development to the district.
He revealed that there was a development plan that embraced a lot of aspects in the area of development: roads, need for adequate water supply to the people, greater need for schools and hospitals.
Alhassan Cole ,who is being challenged by Hon Babagigida and Solomon Kargbo of the SLPP and PMDC, respectively said as a country, “we should not completely rely on the international donors to always come to our aid and as such when elected I will try as best as possible to see how we can get resources to undertake our development”.