Physical structures Are Not Achievement But Responsibility — Okyehene Tells Government

Okyehene and president of Eastern Regional House of chiefs, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has challenged governments’ not to boast of building schools and other infrastructures as achievements since it is their responsibilty to do so for ghanaians. He has however called on government to put in place policies that will transform economy.

He made these assertions at this year’s edition of Okyeman congress at Bunso in the East Akim municipality of the Eastern region.

He also called for decentralisation of our government system if only we want to develop the economy. According to him the country cannot develop fully if government still runs the economy from the National capital, Accra.

“I have said it over and over again that Ghana can never develop if central government continues to manage the economy from Accra”.

Okyehene also blamed the numerous galamsey activities on government since it owns the minerals in the land and therefore must protect it.

“Mining has had no impact on our communities as all mining communities continue to struggle for development” he said.

He, therefore, called on all his people to come together and work hard towards the facelift of Okyeman.

Eastern regional minister, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere expressed worry at the way illegal mining is destroying lands and water bodies and called for collaborative efforts to end the menace.

He commended the chiefs and people for the initiative and urged them to come together and support government in its developmental agenda.

In attendance were traditional rulers, MPs, opinion leaders as well as the media.

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