Commission urged to capture development needs of proposed ‘Region’

Kajaji (B/A)- The Commission of Inquiry looking into the proposed creation of the new regions has been urged to identify and highlight on the development needs of the prospective Brong East Region in its recommendations.

Mr Dominic Napare, the Member of Parliament for the Sene East Constituency, made the appeal when speaking at a public hearing organised by the Commission on Wednesday at Kajaji in the Sene East District in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

He said the creation of the additional regions in the country was in the right direction, but added that development must be the focus of the Commission and the government.

This, Mr Napare said, was because the Bono East area has been neglected and denied of development for quite a long time.

The hearing offers an opportunity for the Commission chaired by Justice Stephen Allan Brobbey, a retired Supreme Court Judge, to assess the import of the petition by the Coalition of Bono East Chiefs which is spearheading the carving out of Bono East from Brong-Ahafo Region.

Mr Napare said the creation of the new regions was also a priority of the NDC and was captured in its 2016 manifesto as an impetus for accelerated national development.

He expressed grave concern about the deplorable nature of roads in the area and appealed to government to complete portions of the Kwame-Danso-Kajaji road to assist the movements of the people and their economic activities.

Mr Napare advised the chiefs and people in the Bono East area to bury their political differences and chart a common path for the creation of the region.

Earlier, Justice Brobbey explained to the people that the creation of the region would be based on the import of their petition and the outcome of the referendum.

He said the work of the Commission is to facilitate the constitutional processes involved in the exercise and it was up to the petitioners to intensify the campaign and educate their people to participate during the referendum.

Source: Ghana News Agency