dr kwabena adjei

Dr. Kwabena Adjei, NDC Chairman

People in the Volta region, who have massively voted for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) since the return to democratic governance, have threatened to boycott the 2016 general elections due to numerous unfulfilled promises by the party.

Several meetings were held last week in some of the constituencies, which were attended by opinion leaders, assembly members, development-oriented personalities, and the decision was taken to boycott the 2016 general elections since the government continues to ignore the developmental needs of the people of the Volta region.

At Anloga in the Keta Municipality, the discussions were intense, as the attendants openly expressed their frustration and bemoaned the attitude of the government.

The  resolution to boycott the next election was communicated to all the constituencies.

The Anloga meeting also reviewed abandoned projects which could offer employment opportunities to many in the region.

They cited eastern corridor road, the Keta Harbor project, salt production project, Combined Cycle Gas Turbine and Heat Recovery System project, known as the Ketu Power Project (KPP).

On the Keta Harbor project, most of the people again expressed their reservations about the delay and the explanation given by the Ghana Ports and Harbors Authorities (GPHA) and government.

Dumega Raymond Okudzeto, who has been coordinating the Harbor project, was asked to explain the reasons why government was dragging its feet on the project at the Anologa meeting.

Okudzeto revealed that all the requirements of the relevant authorities had been communicated to the company, DY Engineering from South Korea, which was ready to undertake the project and abide by every term.

He added that the major issue, which the government had indicated its inability to handle, had also been dealt with by the company.

It would be recalled that recently chiefs in the Volta Region expressed their displeasure at the Mahama administration over the litany of unfulfilled promises made to the people of the region.
At the second general meeting of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs (VRHC) in Ho, the members came out bravely and accused the government of taking the people of the region for a ride.
?We are getting tired. Anytime we meet and talk about the development of the region; the promises are repeated, always promises, repetition of promises. The promises are too much. Every now and then there is one promise or the other,? the angry chiefs pointed out.
The Paramount chiefs of the Avatime and Bator Traditional Areas, Osie Adza Tekpor VII and Togbe Katamia Dzekle respectively expressed disappointment in the government for failing to honour its promises.

Osie wondered why the alternative route from Accra to the Volta Region (Tema-Sogakofe-Addidome-Ho road) was not constructed before the Adomi bridge was closed for repair works, noting that it has positively cut the region from the rest of the country.
Some of the actions of the government, he noted, was creating apathy among residents.
?Our people are suffering; our people are cursing and making negative statements. Some say they have regretted voting for the NDC,? Osie Adza Tekpor indicated that the people should not be treated as second rate citizens of the country.
Togbe Dzekle, on his part, said there was no sense in starting new projects when old ones had not been completed, and in some cases had been abandoned.

The Awomefia of Anlo, Togbui Sri III was also reported to have complained about the lack of development in his traditional area.

From Amos Amaglo ?Anloga


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