Committee formed to push for proposed ‘Oti Region’

By Lorlornyofm April 11, 2017 07:43

Committee formed to push for proposed ‘Oti Region’

The chiefs and people of the eight traditional districts and areas of the proposed Oti area have authorised a Joint Consultative Committee to push their demand for the creation of Oti Region.

The traditional districts are Jasikan, Kadjebi, Biakoye, Krachi East, Krachi West, Krachi Nchumuru, Nkwanta North and Nkwanta South.

The traditional areas include Akpafu, Santrokofi, Likpe and Lolobi.

President Nana Akufo-Addo promised to create four new regions during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2016 electioneering campaign.

The regions would be carved out from the some of the existing ten regions.

The move will be a major agenda for the newly created Ministry for Regional Reorganisation and Development.

The chiefs, at a press conference to climax a maiden consultative forum at Nsuta in the Jasikan District said they affirmed the text of their petition requesting government to create a new region to be known as the Oti Region before the end of the first term of office of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and tasked the Committee to represent that interest.

They said the main objective for demanding the creation of a new region was to accelerate the socio-economic development of the area, “a venture devoid of any ethnic…motivation or mandatories.”

The chiefs assured to live in peace despite the ethnic composition of Akans, Guans and other ethnic groupings and pledged to be a good neighbour to the “new Volta Region”.

They dissociated themselves from individuals and groups intending to “change the character of the Volta Region by unconstitutional means”, and promised to collaborate with government at every stage leading to the creation of the Oti Region.

Nana Besemuna Mprah III, Krachiwura, Chairman of the Consultative Committee said members believed in the principle of government being near to the people and that the creation of Oti Region with the President’s representative would bring government closer to the people.

Source: GNA

By Lorlornyofm April 11, 2017 07:43
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  1. Siba April 11, 10:51

    I think creation of new region is not a definite solution of development. There are several regions which have not seen any significant improvement in their lives ever since they were created. What then makes us think that, by creating another region will automatically results in development? That’s a fallacy. We should unite ourselves and demand accountability from the politicians who are taking us for a ride. I don’t subscribe to the creation of any region. I lent they want the capital town to be in Krachi that’s the most annoying part. Krachi has no access route to the town. You either have to use a boat or canoe in order to reach there.
    What will happen to the people from Jasikan, Kadjebi, Akpafu ect. who will like to make a return journey from the regional capital when upon reaching the lake side, they tell them the last boat has just left.The inconveniences will be too much. Please Nana Addo if you want to be retain for the second term refrain from those ideas of creating another region especially from the volta region.
    Do not listen to the few selfish chiefs and ignore the majority who can make and unmake you.

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