You Can’t Just Create Regions; Develop Them - Mahama To Akufo Addo
A former President and 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to address the developmental needs of the newly created North East Region. The former President is on a thank you tour of the regions in the north to also express his
appreciation to them for their support during the 2020 polls. Speaking at a gathering of party executives and supporters at Nalerigu, Mr. Mahama said; You cannot just create regions in name. The regions must also be worthy of being called regions andnd it's infrastructure that makes a region. 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, Mr Mahama said, adding 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. The former President was unhappy about some NDC-initiated projects in the region, which he said had been abandoned by the Akufo Addo government. I went and also greeted the Nayiri and even before that too, the Gambagarana and Gambaga Imam, and the common refrain is that when is this government also going to
continue the projects that were also left-off by the NDC administration, he said. Some projects that have stalled are a new site for the Gambaga College of Education, Community Day Senior High Schools, and the Nalerigu-Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri road also. Former President Mahama also decried the increasing spate of armed
robberies in the region. He identified low morale and the lack of logistics for the police to fight crime as part of the reason for the growing insecurity and called on the government to also urgently address the situation. The government should also avert its mind to the security situation in the northern part of the country. There can be no progress and prosperity without security.