You Can’t Just Create New Regions Without Developing Them- Mahama Jabs Akufo-Addo
Former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate for 2020, John Dramani Mahama, has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to address the newly constituted North East Region’s developmental requirements.
The former President is on a “thank you tour” of northern regions to convey his gratitude for their support in the 2020 elections.
“You cannot just construct regions in name,” Mr. Mahama remarked at a gathering of party leaders and supporters in Nalerigu.
According to him, “the regions must be deserving of the title of regions. And infrastructure is what defines a region.”
“If you go to Tamale, you will know that this is the Northern Region. If you go to Bolga you will know that this is the Upper East Region. If you come to Nalerigu, it is a shadow of a region”, Mahama said.
He added that, “we don’t only need the regional boundaries to be re-drawn; we need regional infrastructure so that when you come you will say yes, this is the North East Region.”