Forgive us for failing to win a seat for you – Oti chiefs beg Akufo-Addo

The Paramount chief of Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna, has apologised to President Akufo-Addo for the failure of the Oti Region to win seats for his government in the 2020 general elections.

“It is sad that the Oti Region could not produce even one parliamentary seat, but we apologise,” the chief regretted in a speech he read when the president met with some traditional leaders of the Krachi East Municipality, Krachi West, and Biakoye Districts in Dambai on Thursday, 9 September 2021 during his regional tours.

The chief noted: “That is the beauty of the democracy. Being an astute politician, I believe you will appreciate the dynamics of the issues”, he added.

“We can apologise and urge you to put this behind you and focus on the vision of your developmental agenda for the Oti Region”, the traditional leader noted.

Oon development in the area, he said: “There has been a fair spread of resources and regional offices”.

“[The] feeder roads office is at Kete Krachi. Health Directorate at Worawora. Agric Department at Nkwanta. Education Service at Jasikan. NHIS at Kadjebi and Regional Coordinating Council and High Court at Dambai. These will not have happened without the creation of the region”, he said.

Responding to the chief, President Nana Akufo-Addo said: “We couldn’t win a parliamentary seat in the 2020 election but we did our best in the presidential [poll] even though it was not enough”.

“I urge you all to be reminded of the good things the government did for you and be appreciative”, the president told the chiefs.

Concerning his promise to build a bridge over River Oti, the president said: “I have made the promise and I am going to see to it that it is done”.

“I will make sure it is my legacy for this region”.

“We will do it; the bridge, as well as the technical university. We will ensure they are done,” he added.


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