The Oti Regional Minister, Mr Kwasi Owusu Yeboa, has appealed to traditional leaders in the Oti Region to use their leadership experiences for the promotion of development in the area.
He gave the advise when the chiefs and elders of Nkonya Wurupong paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Dambai, the Oti Regional capital.
They are the third group of people from the region to pay a courtesy call on the minister to congratulate and welcome him to office since his appointment and assumption to duty.
The group who were led by Nana Kwadjo Asiakwa, paramount chief of Nkonya Wurupong Traditional Area, expressed gratitude to the president for creating the Oti Region and promised to offer a large parcel of land to the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for any relevant project.
Nana Asiakwa also appealed to the minister to provide them with compensations for lands that were affected by the construction of the hydro electricity Dam at Akosombo in 1962 which resulted in the submerging of large cocoa farms in 1962.
He appealed to the minister to help get the deplorable Kpando-Abotoase road reconstructed because vehicles from the eastern corridor road, including the heavy duty ones, were now using it.
Nana Asiakwa further urged the government to connect the only community day Senior High School, which has now admitted its first batch of students, to the national grid and also provide it with a fence wall, adding that there will be construction of more health facilities for the community.
The regional minister, in his response, promised the chiefs that his doors remained opened and would ensure that all their grievances were addressed appropriately.
He revealed that he had already submitted proposals concerning the deplorable roads in the region to government for consideration under the emergency road rehabilitation project, saying the government’s commitment to spreading regional developmental projects across every region in the country was a priority.