The chiefs and people of Nkoranza North District are angry with the DCE of the area, Kwadwo Adjei Dwomo, for deliberately neglecting the deplorable state of their roads despite several appeals made to him.
At a meeting of¬† the chiefs, queen mothers, Unit Committee Members, youth leaders and a cross section of the people held at Busunya, the district capital, the chiefs who were all clad in mourning cloths, threatened not to vote or allow any political party to campaign during the 2012 electioneering campaign.
¬†A press conference held by the Nkoranza North Youth Association had earlier warned that the District would never participate in any elections until the roads were tarred.¬†
According to Adu Patrick, the leader of the association, apart from a four kilometre tarred road which was constructed by the NPP administration from Nkoranza to Asekye, the NDC government had abandoned the project which would have linked Nkoranza South to Nkoranza North.
According to Mr. Adu, the whole district could not boast of a single motorable road, yet majority of the foodstuffs that fed the Techiman and Nkoranza markets came from the area.¬†
He told journalists that a few weeks ago when the youth of the area decided to embark on a demonstration to air their grievances, the DCE had brought in soldiers and policemen to intimidate them.¬†
During the press conference on Sunday the armed soldiers and policemen were still patrolling the Busunya Township.
¬†According to Mr. Adu, what was more worrisome was the fact that no single public toilet was located at the district capital, thereby, forcing residents to ease themselves in the bush.¬†
He said amidst laughter that sometimes both men and women could be openly seen defecating in opposite directions in the bush.
Mr. Adu told the pressmen assembled at the forecourt of the chief, Nana Okofo Nyarko Gyabaah that the boast of the Mills‚Äô government about the elimination of schools under trees was a fallacy to the people of Nkoranza North since about ninety percent (90%) of schools in the district were still under trees.
¬†In addition, he said the whole district could not boast of a single hospital and the only clinic was in a deplorable state.¬†
He revealed that the DCRIP Programme which was undertaken by the previous NPP government with assistance from Japanese counterparts, had been abandoned by the NDC government, but sadly, the NDC had included that project in their Top 50 Achievements.
¬†He said the contractor, Bachest Ghana Limited, left site since December 2011, yet, the DCE lied to those in Accra that the project had been completed.¬†
He also revealed that six tractors which were procured by the previous regime to help poor farmers plough their lands at a cheaper rate were nowhere to be found.
Speaking to DAILY GUIDE, Okofo Nyarko Gyabaah said the DCE was arrogant in addition to not performing his duties. He appealed to President Mills to replace the DCE before it was too late.
He said instead of staying in his office to attend to people who had genuine complaints to make, the DCE was either outside the country or attending to personal matters in Accra.¬†
According to the chief, sometime ago he and his elders as well as the youth leadership had visited the DCE in his office and had begged him to book an appointment with the president for them to express their concerns about development issues in the area, but the DCE had told them President Mills could not recognize him as the DCE of Nkoranza because it was only the wife of the Vice President, Madam Lordina Mahama, who knew him.
¬†From Eric Bawah ‚Äď Busunya