The Central Regional Minister, Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, has urged residents of the region to vote for candidates who are visionary if the region is to rise to its full potential.
Poor leadership over the years, he explained, has accounted for the slow pace of development in the region with a lot of people struggling to make ends meet, despite the huge resource base of the region.
According to Mr. Ricketts-Hagan, it does not make sense for a region which is well endowed with virtually every resource to be lagging in terms of its developmental agenda when such resources can be harnessed to improve living conditions in the area.
Speaking in an interview with Starr News' Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour, Mr. Ricketts-Hagan appealed to the people of the region to vote wisely in the upcoming general elections as the focus must be on parliamentary candidates who have the vision and skill to harness the existing economic resources of the region to end the increasing rate of poverty in the area.
The region, he said, cannot be left in the hands of people who lack the requisite ideas needed in adding value to the available resources in the region in making life better for all the people in the region.
Mr. Hagan who is also the sitting MP for the Cape Coast South Constituency urged the electorate to retain him as the member of parliament for the area as he possesses the skill that will bring the needed prosperity to their door step .