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General News of Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Akufo-Addo must create 1 Region, 1 Ministry – Okyenhene advocates

Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has advised President Akufo-Addo to consider implementing one region one ministry to deepen decentralisation, has filed.

He was speaking at the 2nd public lecture series at the University of Education, Winneba under the theme ‘The role of Science and Technology in the provision of quality education for sustainable national development.

According to him, Ghana, now with 16 regions cannot be administered from Accra with one Ministry running one sector countrywide, adding that this will increase commerce.

He wondered why an Agric Ministry from Accra runs Agric affairs in Bolga.

“President Akufo-Addo has the 1D1F and I think he should also consider the One Region, One Ministry. This has the potential of opening up commerce because it will give opportunities to disadvantaged people, and economic activities will become vibrant,” the Okyehene said.

He explained that Ghana has come too far since Nkrumah’s era and things must change to reflect the times.

“The Ghana of 1957 cannot be the Ghana of 2019, the Ghana where Dr Kwame Nkrumah had a centralized government. It cannot hold because our population has increased and the same applies to our educational system for instance how can someone sit in Accra and control schools in Bolga,” Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyi asked.

“We have sixteen regions in Ghana now so I wonder what the Ministry of Agriculture is doing in Accra or even the Ministry of Forestry but if we really want to embark on this decentralization exercise then we have to make changes,” the king of Akyem Abuakwa said.

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