Chiefs in the Western Region have collectively charged Government to fix deplorable roads in the Western Region to make life a bit easy for residents in transportation of their farm produce as well as commuting from one town to the other since the nature of roads in the region is the major headache to chiefs in the western region.
Addressing Nananom and Awulaemo at a 2018 end of year general meeting at the premises of the Western Regional House of Chiefs in Sekondi to recount and reflect on the activities of the house in the year under review and plan for the years ahead.
The Vice President of Western Regional House of Chiefs, Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli, who is also the Chief of Eastern Nzema Traditional Area argues that the region is lacking behind in infrastructural developments as compared to other regions in the country considering the western regions contribution to our GDP.
“it’s prudent that government ensures that all deplorable roads in the western region are fix immediately in the coming year to improve the economic well-begin of the people majority of whom are farmers.” He said.
Awulae Amihere Kpanyinli mentioned some support from GNPC Foundation to about 500 people seeking to pursue undergraduate and post graduate course in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics applicant Nationwide which the region also benefited from together with the construction of a storey building as a guest apartment for Nananom at the premises of the western regional house of chiefs in Sekondi has immensely help them.
The Eastern Nzema Traditional ruler however appealed to the Nananom and Awulaemo as custodians of lands to support and rally behind the government in its quest to curve the menace of illegal mining in the western region and Ghana at large to safeguard our land and environment for generation unborn.
On her part, the Deputy Regional Minister, Gifty Eugenea adhere to the fact that, roads in the region are not in good shape and promised to assured that her government led by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will expedite action on most of these roads in the coming year whiles the District Assemblies also ensure that these roads are in the best of condition for motorist.
She equally urged the Western Regional House of Chiefs to speedily take the necessary steps to adjudicate all pending Chieftaincy disputes to prevent situations where the region’s limited resources meant for developmental projects be diverted to manage conflict solutions “our chiefs found themselves in always,” she added.
Ama Boadiwaa Morcher and Benjamin Bray |Spicefmonline.com | Ghana