A Pressure group known as Upper East Development Association in the Upper East Region has called on successive governments to stop paying lip service to the region, but rather focus on how to develop it.
The group says the region for many years lacks the needed developmental projects due to lip service that successive governments have paid to it.
The region over the years has been governed by individuals who seek their personal and party interest to the neglect of the region, the group added.
Operational Team member of the group, Atindana Williams made this known during the launch of it in Bolgatanga.
“We are the gateway to Ghana from neighboring landlocked countries but we have not been able to harness the economic potentials associated with that. Poverty, unemployment, crime, and alcohol consumption are on the ascendancy yet no steps or efforts have been put to addressing them.”
Although the region is the furthest from the national capital, the only way of getting into the region from Accra is by road travel why will we continue to suffer like this, Mr. Atindana asked.
Explaining the aims of the group, Mr. Atindana says it seeks to bring unification to the region through pursuing and lobbying for the development of the region, adding that the only way they can achieve it, was when they put their ideas together.
“To reverse the narrative, we must stand up and collectively call for the common goal.”
The group, however, appreciated the efforts played by the previous and current governments for realizing that some of the major bridges and roads are undergoing some level of construction.
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