Nana Awulae Agyefi Kwame, the Paramount Chief of the Nsein traditional area, which is believed to be Ghana’s oldest chieftancy throne, has stated that campaign slogans trumpeted by NPP supporters prior to the 2020 general elections have been a disaster for the people of the Western Region in terms of infrastructure development.
He stated that the much-touted slogan #4more4Nana# has not served its purpose because the government has failed miserably to alleviate Ghanaians’ suffering and thus develop the western region, adding that the incumbent NPP does not care about the people in the region.
He also stated that the region, which is the heart of the country’s agricultural activities, is mired in developmental challenges.
He stressed that the Agona Nkwata to Elubo and Tarkwa highway, which serves as the international stretch of road, is now a death trap and very difficult for drivers to ply the road, so commuters had to spend three days on the road before reaching their various destinations.
Reacting to the ordeal he passed through, the Chief recounted that he once plyed the road with travelers for 3 days, and due to the bad nature of the road, one person was pronounced dead in the process.
He said several appeals were made to the government to construct the road, but all efforts proved futile.
Initially, the predicament was partially managed, but still, there are many bad roads at Kojokrom that link to the main road, which is used to travel to other neighboring countries.”
He added that the Akufo-Addo-led government has not fulfilled the promises made to them after voting massively for the NPP government.
Nana Awulae Agyefi Kwame made these comments during a press briefing on the state of the western region at his village farm in Nsein.
Awulae Agyefi appealed to traditional authorities in the western region to pile pressure on the government because Akufo-Addo can’t just take the region that produced the country’s first president for granted.
He reiterated that the western regional minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, should get to work and develop the region, stating that reading speeches upon speeches without finding pragmatic measures to solve problems in the region is inimical to the progress of the area.
“We, the chiefs, and the people are tired of promises upon promises without action. Since the government took over from the NDC, we have not witnessed any significant changes in our lives.
By Lawrence Odoom