The Congress of Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of Ho West Constituency has called on president Mills to create a district for the constituency to accelerate the development of the area.
The call was made by Osie Adza Tekpor VII, Paramount Chief of Avatime Traditional Area and Chairman of the Congress at the celebration of the maiden unity durbar of the chiefs and people of the 16 traditional councils of the Ho West Constituency on Saturday at Dzolokpuita in the Ho municipality.
He said the creation of the new district will lessen the burden on the Ho municipal assembly in the administration of the municipality and in bringing meaningful development to the communities under the assembly.
Osie Adza Tekpor said the durbar was to create a formidable force for unity, development, idea sharing, investment and creation of jobs for young people and also consolidate the efforts of the chiefs, queen-mothers and the youth of the constituency.
He also called for work to be done on roads in the constituency to boost the economic and tourism potentials.
The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Colonel Cyril Neku (Rtd), who represented President John Evans Atta Mills, commended the resilience of the people and urged them to remain united for the accelerated development of the area.
He said government remained committed to promises made to the nation and that the Ho West Constituency would have its fair share of development projects.
Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, MP for the area and one of the brains behind the Unity Durbar, urged the youth to take advantage of the various government intervention programs to enhance their livelihoods.
He also said the constituency has what it takes to be a district and there are committees in place to spearhead activities that will ensure that all the requirements needed for the creation of a district are met.
Mr. Bedzrah said meetings have been ongoing since 2009 with the chiefs to address pertinent issues especially the one pertaining to the location of the district capital, which he said majority of the paramount chiefs agreed on Dzolopkui since it is currently the constituency capital and was also the capital of the then Ho east local authority during the 1st republic before it was faced out.
The durbar which was nearly marred by a two hour heavy downpour did not deter the people from dancing with jubilation to the low quality sounds emanating from the wet drums and other musical instruments.
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