Some youth of Salaga in the newly created Savannah Region are currently on rampage, and have set ablaze the offices of the New Patriotic Party in the town to protest the announcement of Damongo as the regional capital.
Billboards within Salaga bearing photographs of President Nana Akufo-Addo have all been pulled down by the angry protesting youth who have threatened to storm the residence of the East Gonja Chief Executive to burn down the property tonight, 3news correspondent reported a while ago.
The MCE, Mohammed Taminu, is currently in Accra where he attended the inauguration of the Savannah Region Tuesday.
Videos from the town showed the red-white-blue elephant branded building in flames with smoke billowing into the air as scores of the youth, some of who wore read head and arm bands, looked on while others also were seen pulling down campaign billboards of the NPP.
Documents, office equipment among other electronic gadgets such as satellite dish and television sets have been consumed by the fire said to have set at about 6:00pm.
Witnesses told our correspondent that police and fire service personnel who arrived at the scene were helpless as the youth prevented them from extinguishing the fire.
“The youth are saying Salaga is the only NPP seat in the whole of the Gonjalan hence the president should have made the town the regional capital for the Savannah Region as a reward for voting for the NPP” our Northern Regional correspondent Zubaida Ismail reported.
According to them, Nana Akufo-Addo has shown bad faith in selecting Damongo, which is an NDC seat, as the regional capital.
For them, Damongo is more developed than Salaga interms of infrastructure hence Salaga ought to have been made the capital also enjoy developments particularly in the roads, water and health sectors