- NDC's running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has paid a courtesy call on the Greater Accra House of Chiefs
- At the meeting, the chiefs said it is wrong for politicians to only remember the traditional leaders prior to elections
- The President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs urged politicians to make traditional leaders partners in the development of the country
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The President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, has chided the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and politicians in general for making promises only when they want to be voted into power.
He made the comment when the NDC’s running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, and some party executives paid a courtesy call on the traditional leaders.
In an address to the media during the NDC’s visit, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, scolded politicians in general for failing to provide basic services to people like roads, water, and healthcare facilities.
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His rebuke happened when the NDC’s Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Joseph Ade Coker, made a promise during the visit to fix the dusty feeder road that leads to the grounds of the House of Chiefs.
But in a swift response to Ade Coker’s promise, the President of the House of Chiefs, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, said:
“One thing I want all of us to take out of our minds is that when it is campaign time or election time, we get near our chiefs, they’re going to help us to win power. And after that chiefs become the punching bags. We are relegated and nobody cares about it.
“I’m happy regional chairman said Oh, look at the road coming here. He has been aware of it since 2012, but because he is not keeping a constant relationship with us, 2020 he comes and says when I come back, I’ll come and do it. This is something that we detest as chiefs."
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He, however, expressed the willingness of the House to partner with the NDC government for development if they win the December 7 elections.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has accused President Akufo-Addo of supervising chaos in his party and country.
The former president alleges that Akufo-Addo watched unconcerned as some members of his party attack innocent people at a registration centre at Dormaa over the weekend.
The Daily Graphic newspaper reported that during the Electoral Commission’s registration exercise on August 8 and 9 an incident happened at a Dormaa centre were gunshots were fired.
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