The Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region Honourable Kwabena Mintah Akondoh believes that the creation of new regions differ from places as the northern part of Western Region has craved for a new region for a very long time.
He disclosed this in an interview with Pink FM’s morning show ‘Omanbapa kasa’ hosted by Kofi Asamoah Aning in relation to the claim made by the MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who described as unnecessary the creation of new regions in Ghana.
‘Some of us take the view that we can still develop at a faster rate without further bureaucracy, without a bigger government. My personal view honestly is that, we don’t need more regions’ Honourable Okudzeto stated.
According to Mr Okudzeto, though Ghana has three regions in the North that is (Upper East, Upper West and Northern Region) all our poverty ratio still directs that the three Northern Regions are the poorest.
This shows that there is the need for Economic policies to bring out development. Mr Samuel added.
He made this comment after the government accepted the recommendation of the Justice Stephen Brobbey- led Commission of inquiry to create additional regions.
It recommended the creation of the North East, Savannah, Western north, Bono East, Ahafo and Oti Region.
However, Honourable Kwabena Mintah Akondoh seems to be in support of the creation of the new Regions.
According to him, it was included in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) manifesto for the 2016 general elections, the creation of new regions of which the Western Region is inclusive.
Mr Akondoh, furthered on by saying that,’ the caving for the ethnic groups were made clear. In the northern part of the Western Region, Sefwi area which is the largest was added to one or two tribes to make it wholistic in order to prevent division of ethnic groups and the displeasure of the traditional rulers.’
‘I don’t know the situation as pertains in the Volta Region and so I can’t speak much on it but the people in the northern part of Western Region are in support of the creation of the new regions in Ghana.’ Mr Akondoh added.
Source: Michael Nabary/Minnette Akuamoah/pinkfmonlinegh.com