The flagship project of the ruling New Patriotic Party government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, “One District One Factory,” has suffered a major setback when the Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional Areal, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng, said in a response to a question that, there is no land available to offer the government since the Eastern Region Lands Commission has sold out stool lands that they hold in trust for the chiefs of the traditional area.
Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng made the allegation when he answered a few questions during the maiden 2017 Town Hall Meeting, organised by the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information in Koforidua Tuesday, this week.
Inasmuch as Nananom would have liked to support the government to execute the One-District-One-Factory flagship project in the New Juaben traditional area, we are handicapped because all the stool lands are sold by the Lands Commission, he alleged.
“This Town Hall Meeting is, no doubt, necessary to impose order and visibility to local and national development governance and, if implemented, will promote citizens ownership, leadership and accountability to empower the citizens to gain a voice and ease their concerns in the decisions that affect their lives,” he said.
Hon. Comfort Asante, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, stated the commitment of the government to fulfill all the promises that were made prior to the 2016 general elections, starting with the free Senior High School policy that begins as soon as schools reopen this September.
She also presented an overview of government programmes and projects, such as “Planting for food and jobs,” among others, and urged the youths to avail themselves so as to take advantage of the various programmes being rolled out.
The 2017 Town Hall Meeting was attended by a cross-section of the general public, heads of departments of the Municipal Assembly and the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben South, Hon. Dr. Mark Assibey Yeboah.
Source:therepublicnewsonline.com/Ametewee S. Worlali, Koforidua