Volta, Oti grateful for development projects

September 14, 2021 By 0 Comments

The President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, Togbe Tepre Hodo, has observed that the Local Government system of administration which is supposed to spearhead development has rather disappointed the people, until President Akufo-Addo came in.

According to Togbe Tepre Hodo, almost all hopes in local government administration was lost in the North Dayi District, but  President Akufo-Addo and his  District Chief Executive,  Mr. Edmond Kudjo, have now turned the situation around, as they now have development projects spread across the district.

The President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs, who was speaking at a durbar, held in honour of President Akufo-Addo, during his recent tour of the region, mentioned construction of feeder roads and school blocks among other infrastructural developments that the district has benefitted from.

But whilst acknowledging the improvement of infrastructure in the district, Togbe Tepre Hodo noted that his people do not have access to potable water. He, therefore, appealed to the President to facilitate the completion of a water system for the area.

He also made it clear that even though chiefs were not supposed to participate in active party politics, it was important for chiefs to also provide constructive criticism that would direct and shape governance.

This, he noted, was crucial in ensuring rapid development of the country and satisfy the development aspirations of the people.

Togbe Tepre Hodo pointed out that the construction of the eastern corridor road, which has come to a standstill, is a major concern to the people of the Volta Region.

He appealed to the president to, as a matter of importance, ensure that work on the Asikuma-Peki-Have portions of the road, as well as other segments are completed to facilitate smooth economic activities.

In a related development, the Krachiwura and President of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Mprah Besemuna III, on behalf of the chiefs and people said the dynamics of the region made it impossible for the NPP to win parliamentary seat in the 2020 general election, but was happy with the development the president and his government have brought to his people.

He mentioned the ongoing construction of the Regional Coordinating Council Office Complex at Dambai, building of regional health administration at Worawora, regional education office at Jasikan and Regional Health Insurance offices at Kadjebi among others, which would not have been achieved without the creation of the region.

He continued that, two major water bodies pass through Krachi East, West and Krachi-Nchumuru, yet the people have no access to potable water and appealed to the President to help provide water system that would be extended to other parts of the Oti region.

Nana Prah Besemuna also called for construction of a bridge over the Oti River at Dambai, to facilitate rapid development of the region. He said critical roads such as Chiniri-Burae in the Krachi–Nchumuru District and Dambai-Nkwanta road, even though IT is currently under construction, the work is moving at a snail pace and appealed for early completion.

Responding, President Akufo-Addo assured the chiefs and people of Oti and Volta regions that his second term in office would see the completion of planned development projects in the two regions including provision of potable water, construction of roads and building of a bridge over River Oti among others, which would be a legacy he would leave behind.

President Nana Addo also said the NPP Hohoe seat from the Volta region remains a bridge through which the NPP would cross to the region, hoping that the party would have more seats in the Volta and Oti regions.

The President, therefore, asked residents of the two regions to continue to support government at all times to ensure that development projects are successfully executed for their benefit.