Corruption is cause of conflict- Dr. Edward Mahama

The Flag bearer of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) Dr. Edward Mahama has blamed corruption on the numerous conflicts across the country.

Speaking at the palace of the paramount chief of the Chianna traditional area over the weekend, a livid Dr. Mahama indicated that the numerous conflicts in Bunkpurugu and other parts of the country is as a result of poverty perpetuated by corruption.

This, he blamed on the calibre of leaders in the country whom he said are only interested in enriching their families.

In this regard Dr. Mahama said a PNC government led by him will ensure that poverty is tackled through pragmatic measures.

Such measures he said will include focusing on agriculture and also improving efficiency in public service.

According to him, if the youth are encouraged to go into agriculture by ensuring that inputs are made cheaper for them, it would go a long way to improve food security and also  discourage the importation of food such as rice into the country.

Dr.  Edward Mahama who is in the upper East Region for a three day tour also pledged to restructure the school feeding programme to encourage adults to go to school.

By: Lansah