‘Let us co-exist peacefully for region’s development’ – Regional Minister
Accra, Dec 02, GNA – Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie, the Ahafo Regional Minister has underscored the need for peace to prevail in the region to accelerate its rapid growth.
Making the call at a stakeholders meeting in Goaso, he urged the Goaso Traditional Council and the local Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to exercise restraint and co-exist peacefully to help move the region forward.
Mr Opoku-Bobie, who is also the Member of Parliament for Asunafo North called on the two parties to stay away from a disputed parcel of land till a final decision by the Regional Security Council (RESEC) on the matter.
“Back-down on your parochial interest and think about the interest of our new region in the name of development,” Mr Opoku-Bobie admonished the two parties.
The Regional Minister recounted that following the failure of the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly to settle a land dispute between the Traditional Council and the GPRTU, he intervened to help find a lasting solution to the impasse.
Mr Opoku-Bobie said he therefore convened a stakeholders meeting, which resolved that the two disputing parties stepped aside for the Municipal Assembly to take over and develop the land into an office complex.
He intimated that the Assembly had so far developed a plan for the proposed office complex and another stakeholders meeting would soon be convened to resolve the matter.
Mr Opoku-Bobie has consequently charged REGSEC to protect the land and ensure that the disputing parties did not step on it.