Chief commends govt for creating new regions


The Chief of Nsuona and the Kyindonhene of the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area in the Western North Region has commended the government for the creation of six new regions in the country.

Nana Elluo Panyin III, however, appealed to the government to expedite action on development projects such as the construction of roads among other things to bring the region at par with the others.

According to him, the provision of roads, which is one of the biggest dreams of the people in the Western North Region, would bring relief and enhance economic activities.

The Chief made the call when the Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, paid a courtesy call on him last Friday as part of a two-day tour of the region.

The tour forms part of efforts to rally support for the NPP in the Western North Region ahead of the upcoming general election in December.

The Western North Region is one of the country’s biggest cocoa hubs but has some of the country’s most deplorable roads.

Its residents have complained about the bad roads which make it difficult to transport the produce from their hinterlands.

Nana Panyin observed that a good road network would help create easy access to cocoa-producing areas.

He added that the government’s policies such as the Free Senior High School policy had brought relief to parents and paved the way for the less privileged to also have access to quality education.

He said other interventions like the Planting for Food and Jobs had also created jobs opportunities for the youth in his community.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful urged the people of Sefwi Wiawso Constituency to intensify their house-to-house campaign to convince people to guarantee the party’s victory.

“Vote massively for the Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo and Dr Kwaku Afriyie to be declared President and MP-elect ‪on December 7 for more development to come to your constituency,” she said.

For his part,  the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sefwi Wiawso, Dr  Kwaku Afriyie said his government had fulfilled many of the promises it made to the people adding that “I have fixed the electricity network issues in this constituency.”

“However, I am not done with the good works you asked me to do.

“I am left with the construction of roads and I need another four years to do more for you,” he said.

For the first since 1992, the New Patriotic Party won the Sefwi-Wiawso parliamentary seat in 2016, breaking a National Democratic Congress (NDC) 24-year monopoly.

The presidential race was, however, a tight one between President Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama, who won by 298 votes.

In 2012, the difference between the two candidates was 13,177.

In 2008, the late J.E.A Mills of the NDC beat  Nana Akufo-Addo by 6,757 votes.

In 2020, the NPP is counting on the creation of the Western North, as a new region, and the implementation of some of its campaign promises to consolidate the gains it made in 2016.


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