Accra is choked; we must move the capital - Ghanaians back Agogo Omanhene’s call

Accra is choked; we must move the capital - Ghanaians back Agogo Omanhene’s call

The Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong recently said Accra was made Ghana’s capital by accident.

Accra is choked; we must move the capital - Ghanaians back Agogo Omanhene’s call
Accra is choked; we must move the capital - Ghanaians back Agogo Omanhene’s call
Source: UGC

Accra became the administrative capital of Ghana in 1877 when the British colonial authority transferred the seat of government from Cape Coast.

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It was declared a city on 29 June 1961 by Ghana's first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Nana Akuoko Sarpong called for the relocation of the country’s administrative capital from Accra.

Because of this, hit the streets of Accra at the American House area to find out from Ghanaians what they make of the Omanhene’s call.

One of the interviewees the team spoke to randomly backed the call for the relocation of the country’s capital.

Proposing the capital be moved to either the Northern, Eastern, or Volta Region, he said: “Accra is extremely choked and the roads are not also good. When coming in traffic, when you leaving traffic. It will be good to move the capital.”

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Another interviewee added: “I agree with those who made the proposal. Looking at the conditions in Accra right now, the capital city should be moved from here or we should start thinking of plan B. when the capital was being moved to Accra, we didn’t plan well leading to loads of congestion."

“We should move the capital city to Winneba and there should be serious planning before that.”

But, another middle-aged man believed that “there’s no need to move the capital city” and that Accra is just perfect.

He argued that what needed to be done is comprehensive decentralisation. He said Accra looks congested because almost everything is centered here.

In other news, Andrews Kudzo Vortia says the 90-day sentence handed Rosemond Alade Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, was “not harsh.”

“Never, it wasn’t harsh, the judge was within her limit,” Vortia who’s the lawyer for Poloo told GHOne TV’s Serwaa Amihere on Wednesday.

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Poloo was granted bail on Wednesday pending an appeal in the sum of GHc80, 000 with two sureties.

She is to report to the case investigator every two weeks as well as deposit her passport with the registrar of the court.

Vortia filed the notice for the appeal and application for bail on Monday, April 19, 2021.

The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court heard the bail application.

In an earlier report, Vortia said the actress’ case was bad.

As a result, he said Poloo was advised to plead guilty, departing from an earlier not guilty plea.

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