The youth of Gambaga in the East Mamprusi Municipal in the Northern Region have reechoed their demands for the area to be made the capital of the newly created North East Region.
According to the group in a latest statement copied to MyNewsGh.com, claims they never petitioned for the area to be made the capital are untrue insisting that series of demonstrations as well as press conferences extensively covered points to this fact.
They insist that some individuals within the area are bent on usurping on the rights of majority of residents of the area and therefore wants the Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development, Hon. Daniel Kweku Botwe to ensure that the rightful place is made the capital
Nayiri Naa Bohigu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga , they pleaded must as a matter of urgency call to order those individuals within his kingdom who have set out to create chaos and to mar the beauty of his rule.
“Their actions are a threat to his rule and the peace of the entire north east region”, they warned.
Gambaga for several decades, they argued has been regarded as the administrative capital of the East Mamprusi Municipality and Gambaga equally respect Nalerigu as the traditional capital of Mamprugu.
"This mutual role of the two towns should be maintained for the good of the entire North East Region. The ministry for regional reorganization should not leave the issue of siting the capital of the North East Region to only the chiefs as it is increasingly becoming clear that there is some compromise being made of the chiefs in the case of the North East Region”, it stated.
Continuing their request, the group stated “The ministry should stick to its earlier idea of consulting technocrats to aid in a proper siting of the capital. It is our hope that such technocrats will meticulously and patiently sift through all matters without succumbing to the whims and caprices of interested parties within the North East Region. In the face of political history, centrality, available existing infrastructure and administrative resources, security and defence and land and other natural resources to kick start as capital of the NER, Gambaga is unmatched and indeed stands very tall. Finally, we call on His Excellence Nana Addo who is a man who stands for truth and justice and a lawyer who respects the tenets of democracy to ensure that people with parochial interest do not tarnish his reputation through this issue of siting the capital of the North East Region. It is our hope and expectation that all relevant stakeholders will be consulted and all reasonable factors will be considered in siting the capital of the NER. This will ensure that the new region will bring the needed development to the area in an atmosphere of peace”
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