Western Region Chiefs to meet president over developmental issues

Chiefs in the Western Region are set to engage the President over the state of development of the region and promises made to improve developmental infrastructure for the people.

A meeting was held yesterday at the Western Region House of Chiefs to deliberate on matters of development, and as well forge strategic actions to facilitate government’s intervention in that regard. Among other matters raised was galamsey and forest degradation. Prominent in the discussion was the state of roads and health infrastructure in the Western Region.

President of the Western Region House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II in an interview Bro. NAT the host of “Adekye Mu Nsem” on Spice 91.9 FM in Takoradi, said the house has taken stock of all the developmental needs in the Western Region and would be presenting them to the President for his attention and action.

He emphasized that the region cannot be compared to other regions, in terms of development.

“Whilst we talk to our MPs, MMDCEs…, Nananom has also resolved to book an appointment with His Excellency to go and remind him of the promises he made, and then pay attention to the development of infrastructure to the Western Region”, he noted.

Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II contends that the region enviably contributes sixty percent of resources for the country’s development yet is among the most under-developed ones.

Though he admits there are other concerns such as financing that frustrates government’s effort to undertake infrastructure development, some priorities need to be set to favour the region due its contribution to the country’s wealth.

“A lot comes from this place. And so that hen that lays the golden eggs must be taken care of. So we will keep on reminding him”, emphasized.

Just yesterday the Wassa Fiase Traditional council together with some youth of Tarkwa, in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality embarked on a massive demonstration to register their displeasure over delays in completing the asphalting of the Wassa Agona- Tarkwa road.

Commenting on this incident, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II urged the citizenry to exercise restraint, adding the chiefs and MMDCEs are actively engaging government to address the problem.

“The demonstrations, the concerns are all in favour of the development in the Western Region; whatever they are doing, they are doing it because they want government to pay attention to the Western Region. But I must advise them that Nananom are not sleeping, our MPs are not sleeping… we are taking steps through the MPs, Ministers, MMDCEs, to address the problem”, he said.

He advised that “the youth exercise patience and not to destroy any properties. But then urge them that from time to time they should keep on reminding Nananom, their representatives in Parliament. That is what I urge them to do”.

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