Gov’t Rubbishes Mahama Claims Of Starving New Regions Of Devt

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Kwaku Botwe, has rubbished former President John Mahama claims that President Akufo-Addo has abandoned the new regions without constructing infrastructure to develop them.

The minister also debunked assertions by a section of the public that very few development projects were taking place in the newly created regions.

The 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, on his ‘’Thank You, Tour’’ to the North East region said: “You cannot just create regions in the name.

 The regions must be worthy of being called regions. And it is the infrastructure that makes a region.”

According to the former President “If you go to Tamale, you will know that this is the Northern Region. If you go to Bolga you will know that this is the Upper East Region. If you come to Nalerigu, it is a shadow of a region”.

The former President who called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to address the developmental gaps of the newly created region added that “we don’t only need the regional boundaries to be re-drawn; we need regional infrastructure so that when you come you will say yes, this is the North East Region.”

He indicated that he is not happy about some NDC-initiated projects in the region, which he said had been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government.

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