Views: 3,581 Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, Thursday, 7am, 19-Apr-18 The Paramount Chief of Atebubu, Nana Boakye Yiadom has recommended Atebubu for the R...
Ishmael A. Junourgh, Accra, Thursday, 7am, 19-Apr-18
The Paramount Chief of Atebubu, Nana Boakye Yiadom has recommended Atebubu for the Regional Capital of the proposed Bono East Region.
This follows the Government’s resolution, and quest to fulfill one of its harped campaign promise—creation new regions.
According to the chief the Government’s move could not be anything the better vehicle in conveying governance to the doorsteps of the people.
But that the Government should consider making Atebubu the capital of the Bono East Region.
He stated during last commission hearing on the various proposed regions at the Accra International Conference Centre, that the area had headed the then Eastern Corridor during the days of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and so there was blue print to follow.
He furthered that the area was too far from Sunyani, the current Brong Ahafo Regional capital and as a result it took one from the area and i’s catchment towns barely three days to attend a meeting at the Capital. For instance, one would have to start the journey a day before a meeting, join the meeting the second day and travel back home the third day. This, the chief described as laborious and a slow-down of development process of the area.
Aside from that, Nana Boakye who double as a police officer stated that the otherwise promising area had missed it fair share of the national cake for such a long time and development was heavily skewed at the area’s sacrifice rather in favour of Sunyani and Techiman.
He said among towns within the proposed Bono East Region eyeing the capital status, Techiman was the closers to Sunyani and had had its fair share of the national cake already and so it would be anything, the wiser decision to make Atebubu the capital of the new region so as to even and speed up development across the area.
The Chief bemoaned that the area was grappling with no any university, poor security, poor education, poor roads and huge youth unemployment, and that creating the Bono East Region, and better still making Atebubu the capital would be a recipe of hope.