BY: KALD I Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Paramount chief of Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna has apologized to President Akufo-Addo, for the inability of the Oti region to deliver a single parliamentary seat for the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 elections.
The Krachiwura, who is also the President of Oti Region House of Chiefs, said “It is sad that Oti did not contribute any seat to your victory despite all that your government did for the region… We can only apologise and urge you to put this behind you and focus on your developmental agenda for Oti so the people can boast of your legacy in the area.”
He rendered the apology when President Akufo-Addo interacted with traditional leaders at Dambai, as part of his one-day tour of the region on Thursday.
The NPP prior to last year’s election, had one out of the 8 parliamentary seats in the Oti enclave, but lost it to the opposition NDC at polls, in spite of the creation of a new region for the area by the government.
That notwithstanding, the Krachiwura urged the President not to feel disappointed at the turn of events but rather remain focus and execute his agenda for the region. Adding, “That is the beauty of the democracy. Being an astute politician, I believe you will appreciate the dynamics of the issues.”
He also posited that, they do not regret fighting for their own region, as the area was now having a fair distribution of resources and developmental projects.
According to him, “there have been a fair spread of resources and regional offices. Feeder roads office is at Kete Krachi. Health directorate at Worawora. Agric Department at Nkwanta. Education Service at Jasikan. NHIS at Kadjebi and Regional Coordinating Council and High court at Dambai. These will not have happened without the creation of the region.”
While thanking the President for the various developmental projects ongoing in the region, Nana Besemuna also appealed to him to expedite work on the construction of a bridge across the Oti River as captured in the national budget.
He also mentioned roads, acess to potable water and health facilities as some of the pressing needs of the region, which required urgent attention.
In a response, President Akufo-Addo assured that, he will not relent on his agenda of living a lasting legacy for the Oti Region, despite not having an MP on his side to be giving him constant reminders.
He said,he was determined to fulfill his promises, including the bridge on river Oti and called for the support for the government to deliver.
“I have made the promise and I am going to see to it that it is done.I will make sure it (the Bridge) is my legacy for this region. We will do it; the bridge. As well as the Technical University. We will ensure they are done.”
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