Volta will fall in 2024 -NPP Executives
The Volta Regional Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Emmanuel Korsi Bodzah, says the future of the party in the region looks brighter than before.
According to him, the capture of the Hohoe seat from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was not only a historic achievement, but had also set the platform for a healthy competition between the two major political parties in the region. In his view, the NPP is going to perform far better in the Volta Region come 2024.
Mr. Bodzah explained that the era when NDC members of Parliament (MPs) would get votes from the people to win elections and disconnect themselves from the same people until another election was over.
According to Bodzah, Mr. Amewu would work hard to address the development needs of the people in the Hohoe Constituency to show the difference between NPP and NDC MPs.
Addressing the media in Ho after the declaration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President-elect in the 2020 General Elections, the elated NPP Regional Organiser noted that even though members of parliament were lawmakers, the development and growth of the people they represent cannot be totally ignored.
This, he argued, was the reason why parliamentary candidates, including those in the \Volta Region, always promise to promote the welfare of the people, but, however, regretted that this had never happened in the ‘NDC World Bank.’
According to Mr. Bodzah, competition was very necessary in every human activity, particularly among leaders like MPs, to enable the people to make informed choices when the opportunity comes for them to choose their leaders.
He noted that competition among MPs in the Volta was very dormant because all of them belong to one party, and that Mr. Amewu would bring the necessary change.
“Even in our schools, there exists competition to identify the best school, that is why inter-school competitions in the areas of sports, culture and quiz are organised. It is equally important for some kind of competition to exist among our MPs belonging to different political parties to bring relevant development to the people,” he stressed.
Mr. Bodzah, however, did not lose sight of the fact that the hard work of the regional executives of the NPP, particularly the bold and focused attitude of the Regional Chairman, Mr. Makafui Kofi Woanya, to ensure that only Voltarians get their names onto the voters register, also contributed to the success story of the region.
Mr. Bodzah also stressed the need to clearly strengthen the borders of the country, particularly in the Volta Region, because the situation where boundary demarcations were drawn in the middle of a community in the region, showing that one side of that community belongs to Ghana and the other to Togo, made such borders porous and difficult to clearly show the difference between the two nations.
He also called for adequate education on the nature of international boundaries to bring to an end the situation that emerged during the general elections, where some chiefs in the Volta Region claimed that their traditional areas extended across the borders of the country, therefore, citizens in other countries like the Republic of Togo who speak Ewe have the right to register and vote in the region.
Mr. Bodzah stressed that much as the country continued to strengthen its democratic practices, conscious efforts should be made to dispel the notion that all people who speak Ewe were citizens of Ghana and come from the Volta Region, adding that there were Ewe-speaking people in Togo, Benin and some parts of Nigeria.