We’ll welcome criticisms but… – Dan Botwe

 Mr Dan Botwe

Mr Dan Botwe

Minister of State at the Presidency in-charge of Regional Re-organisation, Dan Kwaku Botwe has cautioned the Director of Elections for the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Kwabena Bomfeh to be circumspect regarding his utterances in an attempt to criticise people.

According to him, even though Akufo-Addo’s government welcomes criticisms, the way the Director of Elections for the CPP spoke about the demand for the creation of new regions is very bad as if the government is doing something against the constitution of Ghana.

The Council of State, has unanimously informed the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that there is a substantial demand for the creation of new regions, after studying the petitions for the creation of new regions which were forwarded to the Council.

The Council has advised President Akufo-Addo to appoint a Commission of Enquiry “to inquire into the need and to make recommendations on all the factors involved in the creation of the new regions” as petitioned by the Chiefs and people of Western, Northern, Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions.

But Mr Bomfeh averred it is a misplaced priority for President Nana Akufo-Addo and his team to consider the creation of new regions as there are more pressing issues demanding the attention of his [Akufo-Addo’] government.

He insisted the government should rather consider putting up structures and logistics at the various existing regions as it is will be appropriate to construct railways in the northern sector of the country so that transportation will be easy to link up with other regions.

M r Bomfeh maintained that Akufo-Addo’s government does not understand its mandate and the reason Ghanaians voted for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with such a wide margin for change of government.

“This government must learn to appreciate that and concede that it is not everything they promised Ghanaians from opposition that can be implemented at all cost.

“Donald Trump is suffering because of this character of Nana Addo’s government. I don’t know what the rush is about?

“Setting up commission of enquiry is going to be at a cost to the people; what is the commission of enquiry going to work on that we already don’t know about the need for creating new regions?” he quizzed.

Reacting to Mr Bomfeh’s comment, Mr Botwe wondered why the action of President Akufo-Addo which is in line with the 1992 constitution has been likened to the unconstitutional behaviour of US President Donald Trump, denying people from coming to his country. –peacefmonline.com

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