The chiefs and people of Sekyedumase and surrounding communities have appealed to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to consider creating a new district and constituency for the area.
The said creation of a new district for Sekyedumase, Anyinasuso and surrounding communities would be a just fulfilment of campaign promises.
At a press conference last Tuesday to air their concerns, Dr. Sampson Anomah, spokesperson for the chiefs, reminded the President of his campaign promises to deliver when voted into power.
Dr. Anomah said the creation of a district for Sekyedumase, Anyinassosu and surrounding communities, as promised by the President, would leave an unprecedented legacy by the current administration and help break the eight years cycle in government.
According to him, their demand was premised on the fact that the area was endowed with a huge landmass with numerous small and large settlements in the current municipality.
Dr. Anomah said currently, Sekyedumase was a shadow of Ejura, which allegedly rejects the chiefs and people of Sekyedumase because of the sharp cultural and political diversity among their peoples.
The spokesman argued that people from settlements such as Bemi and Anyinasuso travel over 30 miles to access the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), electricity, police and judicial services at Ejura, and, therefore, are compelled to resort to neighbouring district assemblies only to be turned away for lack of jurisdiction.
Dr. Anomah pointed out that this situation was quite inconvenient and adds to the woes and hardships faced by the people.
He said the creation of a district for Sekyedumase and surrounding communities would not only help solve their stated problems, but also ensure one safe parliamentary seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), having already enjoyed over 78% and 60% votes in the 2016 and 2020 elections in the area.
Besides, the area’s qualification, per the recent Ghana Statistical Service report, in terms of population Dr. Anomah said, the cultural and political diversity among the two peoples from Sekyedumase area and Ejura was too strong a for reason for their request to be considered.
Nana Adoma Nyarko II, Queenmother of Frante, expressed confidence in the President to deliver on the promise of creating a district, and by extension a constituency, for the area.