Fix bad roads with money intended for referendum – NPP Minister tells Gov’t

Fix bad roads with money intended for referendum – NPP Minister tells Gov’t

The Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Dan Botwe, has called on government to completely cancel the December 17, 2019 referendum and use the money to fix the bad roads in the country.

According to Dan Botwe, the referendum is currently not a national priority.

Speaking to Starr FM, he added that instead of listening to the call of people who wanted it postponed, it should rather be totally withdrawn.

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“People are saying it should be postponed and I’m saying why postpone? It should be withdrawn. Why should we spend money on referendum when there is rains and roads [flood] and we cannot make roads? Why should we waste so much money on that?
It is not a national (priority). They should leave it since we are reducing cost. Nothing will change if we postpone it,” he said.

The December 17, 2019 referendum seeks to amend the law to enable Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and unit committee members to be elected along political party lines.

Ghanaians are expected to vote YES or No to make a decision as to whether or not the law can be amended.

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In other news, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has given explains that it would not be a misplaced priority for the government to construct a national shrine for Ghana.

The CCG said the fact that Christians do not believe in traditional religion does not mean traditional believers do not have the right to demand what is due them.

Reacting to the issue on Onua FM, the General Secretary of the CCG, Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose, said they have the right to ask.

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