The regional house of chiefs for one of the newly-created regions in Ghana, Oti Region, has been inaugurated.
It was inaugurated by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, September 22 at Dambai.
Dr Bawumia said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is determined to spread development across the nation, hence the decision to create the new regions.
“As the President said in Goaso during the inauguration of the Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, Government is determined to bring governance closer to the people, and expand the boundaries of democracy in our country,” the Vice President said.
“We are counting on you to help shape and integrate yourselves into these developments. This way, the peculiarly Ghanaian contribution to the concept of governance, which emanates from the integration of royal, aristocratic institutions into the fabric of a republican, democratic framework, will be enhanced and strengthened to the benefit of the Ghanaian people.
“I urge you to speak out and join Government’s fight against the ills of our society – corruption, social and economic injustice, crime, the illegal mining menace, popularly referred to as galamsey. As Chiefs, you have a responsibility, as was done in the days of our forefathers, to help preserve our lands, water bodies and environment.”
He added: “There are 299 projects being executed in the Region, with 159 completed, and the remaining 140 ongoing. These are projects in education, health, roads, water and sanitation, etc.,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“Together with flagship policies like the free SHS, planting for food and jobs, one district one factory, one district one warehouse, one constituency one ambulance, NABCO, Zongo Development Fund, as well as the provision of free electricity and water, the people of Oti have seen a lot of development and improvement in livelihoods in less than four years under President Akufo-Addo. We therefore need to protect all these achievements as we seek to do more in the next four years with your support.”
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana