An opinion leader in Teshie,Mr. Seth Nii Attoh M- Sowah has said the President of the Republic of Ghana , His excellency Nana Akuffo Addo has failed to acknowledge the existence of Teshie and surrounding communities during the president’s tour in the Greater Accra region.
The President in appointing ministers of state to assist him run the affairs of the country decided to parry away the practice under this 4th Republican constitution where Members of Parliament of Ledzokuku are given ministerial appointments by deciding to ignore the current Member of Parliament , Dr. Okoe Boye during his ministerial appointments.
According to him, on the President’s second tour of the Greater Accra Region, the president again did not only ignore touring Teshie to assess the developmental challenges facing the area but also chose to disrespect the traditional leaders by asking them to assemble at Nungua in order to address them just in a similar fashion where they were asked to move to La to be addressed but the president failed to show up during the President’s first tour of the Greater Accra Region.
“While as a town we believe in collaborating with our neighbouring towns in identifying and addressing the developmental challenges we both face, its imperative we are treated as distinct town with unique traditional values and identity that must be acknowledged and respected and also our peculiar problems cant be shared outside the walls of our traditional and political boundaries with the first gentleman of the land.” He said.
Mr. Seth Nii Attoh M- Sowah said Teshie has a land size bigger than La and Nungua and pressing developmental issues like the abandoned Teshie Link road which was under construction before the current President assumed the reigns of governance but has been abandoned with a litany of other abandoned projects , he therefore wondered why the President had always ignored Teshie whenever he embarked on a tour to assess ongoing projects and developmental challenges across the region.
He noted” in a divided traditional front, it is difficult to understand why the President can not pay homage to both traditional councils like how it is done for both traditional leadership in Nungua who are also faced with a peculiar division at their traditional leadership front.
As citizens of Ghana, indigenes and residents of Teshie”,
He therefore urged the President to respect the sanctity of traditional authorities and uphold the independence of political boundary and administration by doing away with the practice of moving political and traditional leadership away from Teshie to meet him anytime he tours Greater Accra.
He also urged the President to find time to visit the constituency to have a first hand information on their developmental challenges with a view to finding rapid solutions to them to alleviate the hardship facing the people.
Source: Dickson Boadi