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30 August 2017

Development substituted with corruption and bigotry – Young Cadres Association

A group calling itself, Young Cadres Association (YCA) Eastern Regional Branch has
called on the ruling government to develop Eastern Region most especially the Akim
Oda and its environs.

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and cited by Daniel Kaku
therefore calling on His Excellency President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo as matter
urgency to do something about the bad roads in the Region.

The group also stated that, Eastern Region is the bedrock of the ruling New
Patriotic Party and has produced prominent figures including the Senior Minister,
Minister for Roads, Works and Housing, President Nana Addo himself, among others but
the Region is always undeveloped whenever the NPP is in power.

“It is sad however that in spite of the huge number of high profile personalities
the Region boasts of in government, the region suffers neglect and underdevelopment
thereby impacting on the socio-economic livelihood of inhabitants. It is an
undisputable fact that places like Akim Oda, Asamakese, Koforidua, and the Region at
large is always neglected anytime the NPP tradition is in power”

The group commended the then NDC government for the numerous of developmental
projects that spring out in the Region.

“The extension of potable drinking water to the area during the NDC’s era give
credence to the fact that Eastern Region’s rate of development only picks up when
NDC is in power and the Region retrogress anytime the NPP finds its way to power.
The reconstruction of the Suhum-Asamankese road all took place under the NDC
government”.

Below is the full statement;

 

PRESS RELEASE

AKIM ODA: 29/08/2017

 

Development Substituted With Corruption and Bigotry – Young Cadres(Eastern Regional
Branch)

 

The Eastern Region is the bedrock of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and
notably doubles as the home region of the President, His Excellency Nana Akufo
Addo. Prominent figures including the Senior Minister, Ministers of Roads, Works and
Housing, among others also hail from the Region.

It is sad however that in spite of the huge number of high profile personalities
the region boasts of in government, the Region suffers neglect and underdevelopment
thereby impacting on the socio-economic livelihood of inhabitants. It is an
undisputable fact that places like Akim Oda, Asamakese, Koforidua and the region at
large is always neglected anytime the NPP tradition is in power. For eight years,
traders, buyers, drivers and commuters in Akim Oda and its catchment area occupied a
very dilapidated market and vehicle park until the NDC came to save the situation by
building an ultra-modern market square in the town.

The extension of portable drinking water to the area during the NDC’s era give
credence to the fact that Eastern Region’s rate of development only picks up when
NDC is in power and the Region retrogresses anytime the NPP finds its way to power.
The reconstruction of the Suhum-Asamankese road all took place under the NDC.

It’s been eight months of NPP rule and so far, there is nothing to show for their
time spent in power. All that the government has brought upon the people is tension
and hatred as a result of the tribal bigotry being shown and exhibited by henchmen
from the President’s tribe against other tribes. Attention has now been shifted
from championing the developmental agenda of the Region to defending comments by one
of our Members of Parliament, the Honourable William Quaitoo who has been accused
of insulting our Northern folks.

As we speak, most of the dilapidated roads in Ghana can be found in the Eastern
Region. We are challenging the media to come to Akim Oda and then take a ride from
Oda to Gyadam,the hometown of Hon. William Agyapong Quaitoo and see the poor nature
of the road.Hon. Osafo Marfo, Hon. Owusu Boateng and William Agyapong Quitoo have
represented the Akim Oda constituency for over 12 years running, yet we are still
suffering.

We, the Young Cadres Association (YCA),Eastern Region Branch, fully support the call
for the immediate dismissal of Hon. William Agyapong Quaitoo as the Deputy Minister
of Agriculture because his unfortunate comments have brought disgrace and
unnecessary hatred on his constituents. His two terms in office as our MP has been
the worst period, relative to his predecessors.

We, the members of Young Cadres Association, Eastern Region Branch, would not wait
for another election year before we call on the government to give some attention to
the region. We are also calling on media practitioners in the Region to expose the
underdeveloped nature of the region to attract attention from the government. It is
time for the Region to also have its fair share of the national cake.

Thank you.

Cc.
All Media Houses(Print and Electronic)
All Social Media platforms

…Signed…

SACHIBU FATAWU HAFIZ
(CONVENOR
Young Cadres Association E/R)

Source: Daniel Kaku

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