GHANAIANS WILL LIKE TO SEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXISTING REGIONAL AND DISTRICT CAPITALS THAN CREATION OF NEW REGIONS
The promise to create additional regional capitals by the government is not a national priority and it the wish and hope of many Ghanaians that the Governing New Patriotic Party will rethink its decision to create new regional capitals and rather inject the monies meant the new regional capitals into developing the existing regional and district capitals to an appreciable standard and form to fit the status of regional and district capitals of a twenty first century cities of a civilized world.
Creation of new regions and districts are motivated by many demographic and physical factors which include rapid growth of population and the scattered nature to the population in a given region or district, but it is becoming a function for political authority or power to create additional regions and districts for votes than for the development of the said regions and districts in questions, the state of the one hundred and six (106) district capitals created in addition to the 110. District making our district capitals 216 are there for all to see if there is any useful needs for any creation of regions or districts today or the next five years.
The President whiles Speaking to the people and chiefs of the western north during last year’s election campaign tour in the west north promise to use the law and due process to see if there could be sufficient need to create additional regional capitals in the Volta, Western, Brong Ahafo and the Northern regions of Ghana. And after assumption of power a ministry has been set up to do a background check to see the need for such project, members of council of state have already okayed it and tasked the government for further verification to see the variability or otherwise of this project of creating new regions.
Our recent survey on the need to create additional regional capitals confirm a Former UN Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan and other authorities concern that the additional regional capitals can’t be useful to our development hopes and aspirations of today.
In our quest to get the views of the citizens in the said regional capitals targeted for demarcation we sent five hundred questionnaires to residents of the four regional capitals to state if they agree to the creation of the new region in their respective regions and the summation of the research findings is as follows:
DO YOU AGREE TO THE CREATION OF NEW REGIONS?
Felix Djan Foh.