Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625. - Our political representatives must have access to the report now and ascertain how the substantial need for Oti Region was established. he loves watching Movies, Music love and loves sightseeing. Jasikan and 8. which have been abbreviated as SALL are appealing to the government to speed up Nana Kekrebesi Obue Kumah II, therefore, called on his counterparts in the traditional areas to celebrate the creation of the Oti Region and make room for the proposed SALL district instead of fighting against it. site = "ghanaweb.com"; The region was carved out of the northern part of the Volta Region and will be in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party. He added that, the creation would have to go through the Constitutional process and urged the people to vote massively for the NDC. No region within Ghana can boast of equal or even development across it. Government increases salaries of civil servants by 15%, effective March 2020, Check out Waliy Abounamarr’s Photos that shows he is really a fashion star, 12 Year Old JHS Student Impregnate School Teacher, African Americans can Make Ghana Their Second Home, Kingdom FM Journalist Nana Ama Owusua Is Dead, Davido terminates singer Lil Frosh’s contract over domestic violence allegation. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the people of the Oti Region that the region will see accelerated development in his second term in office. Project GhanaQuest consists of amateur anthropologists and historians on a mission to explore the unique history and culture behind the numerous towns and villages and people who live in them across Ghana. Volta Region (including the proposed Oti Region) was conspicuously left out and therefore contradicts the Government’s own position of decentralisation, by using these districts, to bring about development. It is without doubt that the Government has cunningly caused the referendum date,27th December 2018, to be selected to coincide with the date on which the President must publish the Justice Brobbey Commission as required by Article 280 of the Constitution. from the SALL enclave with interactions from community to community, the main Reverend N.T. c) I strongly believe that a single document that speaks for all of us is the Ghana Constitution which must be STRICTLY adhered to. My understanding of the problem is the: “Lack of development in Northern Volta”. They were, therefore, seeking a declaration that “the [Electoral Commission] has no power to create a district in Ghana.”. a) The submission by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, that when Scotland wanted to break away from UK, the voting was conducted only by the Scottish is not appropriate in this regard as the matter pertains to Ghana’s Constitution. Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will on Wednesday start a two-day campaign tour of the Oti Region. Existing records show that the predecessor to the great Ashanti King, Nana Obiri Yeboa (1660-1697) was Nana Oti Akenten (1630-1660). © 2020 All Rights Reserved Citi Newsroom. Enter your email address to subscribe to and receive notifications of new posts by email. 6. Some are part of the spoils of war artifacts used to decorate the Atonkor royal stool. Geographical location is 7° 18′ 0″ North, 0° 38′ 0″ East. Togbe Kwao Roti, the chief of the Ewe residents. One would not honestly classify the presentation at Ho as a true consultation event (which ought to be a give and take affair). My understanding is that the consultation was limited to Ho, the regional capital and Hohoe a provisional town near the proposed Oti Region. Ghanaian elections have over the years been characterized by tension and suspicion; and this year’s is not bereft of the quarterly anxiety. to Ghana’s development. To make Advert inquiries or place an order, please contact us at [email protected] or 08073063036 and we’ll reply to you with our Ad rates and other necessary information. district as promised by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo Dankwa as well as working // End --> Biakoye. - The creation of Upper East and Upper West Regions did not result into enhanced development in these areas. It is evident from the Constitution that the maximum allowable period between the submission of the report and its publication is 6 months. He was hopeful that the meeting will identify areas of remedy and find the way forward to the concerns raised by the indigenes. concerns expressed by the people were the creation of the proposed SALL The people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe The enclave which was originally under the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region has been left without an administrative district after they became part of the Oti region. ago’ but one other unique aspect of the region is that, there are some and fulfill its promise of creating a district for them. - The remaining 40.5%; in very poor state. 2009 Annual Report for the Volta Region, the condition of the entire feeder roads were classified as: They are obviously scared at the huge military presence in these towns and villages that make the Ketu South and North Constituencies in the Volta Region and the Nkwanta Constituency in the Oti Region. See below the current map of Ghana clearly showing all the regions. he shall, acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State, appoint a commission of inquiry to inquire into the demand and to make recommendations on all the factors involved in the creation, alteration or merge. Nana Kekrebesi Obue Kumah II, Senior Divisional Chief, Lolobi-Kumasi, at a press conference disclosed that they in July 2019 held discussions with representation from all the four SALL traditional areas in the office of the Minister of Regional Reorganisation where they were tasked to decide on where the new district capital should be cited. e) I conclude by saying that the outcome of the consultation process must be seen to be fair, impartial and it must be in compliance with Article 5.2 of the Constitution (reference below). The Akonfodi dance takes place on special occasions such as the yam festival celebrations. Major crops cultivated are cocoa, corn, oranges, cassava, palm, and vegetables. Atonkor natives displayed many acts of bravery during these wars. We urge that the laws of the country that preach peace to its citizens and advancement for all must be seen to be working. The Regional Capital, Ho had a stadium built under the Kwame Nkrumah administration in the 1960s. Nkwanta-South, 6. An area that stretched across west and central Africa. Kete-Krachi, one of the key areas in the proposed Oti Region has an air strip. The Ashanti and Eastern Regions, the stronghold of the ruling Government have the lion share of the new districts created i.e. In the estimation of the combined opposition forces, the EC cannot rely on the two mediums of identification because many Ghanaians do not have the National ID cards which registration is still on-going same as Passport which many Ghanaians do not have. Over the years, the celebration developed into a community reunion. Nana Letsabi, the Atipani, and the Frontofrom are unique drums use in Akonfodi performance. Although, Ewe has a higher population than others. As indicated earlier, most parts of Volta Region suffer from the same fate as the proposed Oti Region. These areas include Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe which 8. - Over the past 18 years, the distribution of Volta Regional Ministers by area are as follows: Oti was one of the newly created regions about a year A properly constituted Commission of Inquiry should canvass and consider the views of all concerned. The Tsito to Ho road is now in deplorable state. over 56%. Agitation for the creation of the new region started in the Rawlings era and continued up to the present Nana Akuffo Addo administration. He indicated although he believes the inclusion of the communities into the Oti region followed the due process through the referendum, it will only be fair to engage the aggrieved community. A Passionate Media professional who has a penchant for creative writing. Volta Region in particular and especially the south, is sensitive about any signs of “akanisation” of the region. It is also on record that the previous President, John Dramani Mahama, was aware of the petition submitted by the traditional rulers in Northern Volta and he told ecstatic residents of Jasikan, one of the areas agitating for the creation of the region, that it is possible to create a new region out of the Volta Region during the 2016 Presidential campaign. While some areas within the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe and Lolobi area are pleading with the government to create a new district for the area, a Chief of Lolobi, Nana Akoto Masakye III who spoke on behalf of the paramount chief of Lolobi, Nana Frititi said they want the government to allow them to be part of the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region.