UER: Take advantage of Akufo-Addo’s visit to the region to fight for Devpt-Bismark Ayorogo to UER Chiefs

Bismark Ayorogo

The Executive Director for Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), Bismark Adongo Ayorogo has advised the Chiefs in the Upper East Region to take advantage of President Akufo-Addo’s visit to the region on Thursday, August 4, 2022, to address some developmental challenge facing the region. Apexnewsgh.com report

Mr. Ayorogo made the pledge during an exclusive interview with Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen of Apexnewsgh.com on Tuesday.

He said: “Chiefs are supposed to be our fathers in our various communities and chieftaincy institutions command a lot of respect locally, nationally, and internationally. And they have a compelling voice but regrettably some of them, though the institution itself is not a political institution, the individuals there seem to prioritize partisan politics to the neglect of their own people”.

He added: “So, we as their subjects, we as their followers can use this opportunity to appeal to them to prioritize the development of the region first by coming together and raising critical voice on some of the strategic development projects that are eluding us.

According to him, almost all regions in the country have an airport, but the people of the Upper East still don’t have and is just because the politician is taking undue advantage of their divided front and lack of humility toward the people.

“Can you imagine what the President will do if all the chiefs say, look Mr. President our region is even a distance to the national capital than most of the regions you have given airports? We need one now whether is in Bolga or Navrongo we need one now, it will work. If our chiefs in unity say, Mr. President this your industrialization is fantastic but we as a region, we want to see smoke in the air at the Pawlugu tomato factory, so that all our farmers from the region will be able to produce tomato and feed and even to make it a multi-vegetable factory, So that in the raining season when tomatoes are not even produced they can produce other crops such as yellow melon, watermelon and other vegetables to feed the country, it will be done”. He believes

“If over 50 years ago, the leadership of this country thought that it was good to build factories like tomato and meat factories, is it today that is not relevant? Is it today that our growing population is not relevant? We are not united, they leave it to in the hands of youth groups and civil society and mostly CSOs are looking for what the donor is saying, is the donor interested in LGBTQI or Gender-based Violence because they think that is where money is. But the key strategic thing that will unlock the development potential of this region they are swept under the carpet”. He laments

He said the pawlugu multipurpose dam which was touted as one of the biggest public investments in northern Ghana has not received any serious attention from the government
“Just look at the biggest public investment in the word of government in northern Ghana been the pwalugu multi-purpose dam which was given 50 months period for it to complete, what is there? I can tell you on authority that all the workers have packed and gone”.

“I understand President is going round talking about Agenda 111? Just go to any medical stores in the Upper East here, no single paracetamol. That is why when you go to the hospital these days, is just because you want to meet the doctor and go to a pharmacist nothing more.

One would go to the hospital with offering you any medication, they are likely to bill you for no medication given”. laments
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