Okyehene Decries Governance System

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe Okyehene and President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Amoatia Ofori-Opanin II has called for a decentralisation of the country’s  governance system.

According to him, the country’s efforts towards development would be met with challenges if the central governance system is not abolished.

The Okyehene explained that the country’s present development predicament was as a result of the outdated central system of governance.

Amoatia Ofori-Opanin  was speaking at a grand durbar of the chiefs and people of Lower Dixcove Traditional area to climax this year’s Kundum festival in Dixcove.

The Okyehene attributed the 72 per cent fail rate in the recent West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to control of education from Accra, adding the situation would persist until things change.

He said if the people of Dixcove, for instance, managed their own educational system with the help of the District Chief Executive, education in the district would have been better.

“How could you manage some-body’s school from Accra in Dixcove?” He wondered; adding “men and women have been stripped of their dignity, unable to find work to take care of themselves and their families,” also due to an ineffective central governance system.

The Okyehene was particularly unhappy that although Dixcove has abundant natural resources like gold, diamond and timber, the district lacked basic amenities.



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