From Francis Owusu-Ansah, Sunyani.
Spokesperson for the proposed Bono East Region, Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi has reiterated that indigenes of Bono East have suffered undue injustice for too long.
He, therefore, emphasised the need for President Akufo-Addo to approve the creation of the proposed region.
Speaking in an interview with Sunyani based Space FM, ahead of a public hearing organised by the Commission of Inquiry into the creation of the proposed new regions in Accra, Prof Ameyaw-Akumfi said “the injustice spreads across political appointments and the provision of schools, hospitals and roads, among others”.
Professor Ameyaw-Akumfi said since the creation of Brong-Ahafo Region in 1959, there have been 25 regional ministers but only two have come from the Bono East side. “That is injustice!”, the Professor claimed.
Prof Ameyaw-Akumfi said the Eastern Corridor boasts of competent personalities who could have been assigned ministerial jobs, but they have been discriminated against by the various regimes over the years.
He pointed out that the creation of the region would pave way for the Bono East area having regional ministers who will have sympathy for their people and champion their cause.
Prof Ameyaw-Akumfi added that with the creation of the Bono East Region, attention would not be paid to population, but the sizes of traditional areas would determine the siting of projects.