Tema Mantse urges chiefs to support govt’s devt agenda

The Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku ll, has asked traditional authorities to rally behind the government’s development agenda to transform the nation.

“The chieftaincy institution is powerful and influential, it is traditional authorities who are in touch with the citizenry compared to politicians, political leadership is also important in democratic governance.

“Under the circumstances, it will be disastrous for the two institutions of leadership not to collaborate, the reason I am calling on my colleagues to support our government to succeed since such support is vital for the good of the country as it lines up traditional and political leadership towards national cohesion.

“The president’s vision which he has expressed in various ambitious policies and programmes is huge transformational agenda needing all hands on deck to succeed, when I talk about chiefs helping the president, I mean in terms of my peers for instance, releasing lands to the government for construction of factories.

“That is under the one district, one factory, one village, one dam, schools and hostels under the Free Senior High Schools programmes, collaboration between political and traditional leadership also important because available evidence shows when the two complement each other, they achieve results.

“Let me cite the Dagbon crisis which was a chieftaincy crisis that persisted for 17 years, but at the end of it, took collaboration between political and traditional leadership to resolve it because none of the two leaderships could have solved the issue on their own,” Nii Kraku pointed out.

He called on the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to pay attention to the abandoned lorry station behind the Mankoadze Roundabout in Tema and lamented that even though the terminal was a potential source of revenue for the assembly, it was not utilised.

“The station should be improved with proper stores and accessories to generate revenue for the assembly, the station has been abandoned and I will urge the TMA to do something about it as quickly as possible and commended the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Felix Mensah Nii Annang La, for his good works. -GNA

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