The Oti Region branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as “shameful, packed lies and propaganda”, comments made by one Nana Chere, a divisional chief within the Akyode paramountcy at Nkwanta that the governing party has done nothing in the region.
According to the NPP, the comments by the paramount chief were just to extol the non-existent virtues of John Mahama, who they described as “the worst president Ghana has ever had.”
Speaking at a press conference at Damba on Thursday, October 21, 2021, the NPP’s Oti Regional Communications Director, Seidu Musa, explained that the party would have ordinarily ignored the chief’s comment, “but he has consistently engaged openly in partisan politics for the NDC, contrary to the national constitution.”
“We feel compelled to respond to him this time around because he has taken his partisan politics beyond tolerable limits. We also want to seize the opportunity to correct some blatant falsehoods he has peddled, and to set the records straight,” he said.
He added: “He is only a divisional chief within the Akyode paramountcy at Nkwanta. Nkwanta has three ‘paramountcies’ that are all represented at the Oti Regional House of Chiefs which comprise the Ntrobos, the Adeles and the Akyodes. So, the claim that he is a paramount chief is palpable falsehood and should be ignored.”
On Nana Chere’s claim that Mr Mahama was cheated in the 2020 general election, the party said, “his age-long wish that John Mahama will be President again after 2024 so that he can be elevated into a paramount chief will never materialise, Insha Allah. The good people of this country overwhelmingly rejected John Mahama in 2016. They rejected John Mahama in 2020 and will continue to reject John Mahama any day anytime because he has nothing good to offer the good people of this country. Ghana has moved on. We have a visionary leader in President Akufo-Addo, who is focused on delivering the public good.
“The record of President Akufo-Addo is unmatched. Nana Chere should open his eyes and come to terms with this reality. Oti has moved on. Ghana has moved on, and so, Nana should move on. Let’s all contribute our quota in supporting our government to build a Ghana of prosperity for all,” he pointed out.
He listed some of the projects that President Akufo-Addo has done for the Oti Region as follows:
Constructed Business Resources Center at Kadjebi.
Constructed 800 capacity boys and girls dormitory at KASEC.
Constructed six-unit classroom block each at Dodi Papase SHS and Ahamansu SHS respectively.
Constructed 10 CHP zones across the Kadjebi District.
Construction of Ultra modern District Assembly Complex Hall.
Construction of Kpassa New Market.
Construction of Kpassa–Mamakura Road.
Construction of CHIP Compound at Obitie.
Completion of Kpassa Senior High Technical School Dining and Assembly Hall.
Construction of Ultra Modern Toilet Facilities at Sibi central, Damanko and Koni No 2.
Construction of six-unit Classroom block with office at Donkor Akura.
Construction of six-unit Classroom block with office at Nyameboa.
Construction of three-unit Classroom block with office at Sibi central–JHS.
Construction of six-unit Classroom block at Kpassa Senior High Technical school.
Extension of Rural Electrification to Nabu.
Extension of Rural Electrification to Ogando.
Extension of Rural Electrification to Koni No_1. and 2.
Construction of 20 market Sheds at Sibi.
Construction of 20 market Sheds at Damanko.
Construction of three-unit classroom block – Abrowankor.
Construction of District court- complex Chinderi.
Construction of CHIPS compound- Abrowanko.
Construction of 10-seater toilet facility at- Bejamese and Chinderi.
A total of 16 communities have been connected to the National grid in Nchumuru
Construction of District Chief Executive Bangalow- Chinderi.
Construction of 20-bed capacity female Ward- Borea No. 2.
Construction of market sheds- Chato Chayo and Borea No. 2.
Construction of borehole in five communities- Nandikrom, Korkorse, Kwameakura,
Akaneim and Majimaji Beposu.
Construction of Jasikan-Bodada road.
Construction of Oti Regional Education Office Complex and senior staff bungalows at Jasikan.
Construction of 800-bed capacity girls dormitory at Bueman SHS
Construction of six until classroom block at Bueman SHS
Construction of 6 classroom Block, office and store at Nsuta Ketsi
Extension of rural electrification at Nsuta, Atakrom, Guaman and Jasikan all in Jasikan Municipality
Building of Biakoye District Assembly complex, Nkonya Kadjebi
District Court complex Bowiri – Kwamekrom
District Court Judge bungalow, Tapa- Abotoase
Abotoase market roads, Tapa-Abotoase
Kwamekrom Newtown road, Bowiri – Kwamekrom and
Building of Oti Regional Health Directorate, and senior staff bungalows Worawora among others.