NDC communication bureau in the Savannah Region of Ghana has issued 48 hours ultimatum to the president of the Republic,Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo to as a matter of urgency reinstate their share of district hospitals or face them squarely.
Headed by Mr.Malik Basintale, regional communication director,he said in a press statement that,the NDC- Savannah region has taken notice of yet another denial of their share of the national cake from a very crucial sector such as the health sector even when president Akufo-Addo bamboozled them into believing they were part of the
beneficiaries on the 26th April, 2020 in his address to the nation.
According to him,whiles trying their possible best to console indigenes who have been left in great shock by the consistent attitude of President Akufo-Addo in denying them projects anytime it is being shared around on paper, they find this not surprising as the Savannah region has been put in a state of “Project freeze” since the inception of
the Akufo-Addo led government on the 7th of January, 2017.
“It is not surprising, that we consistently hear members of the New Patriotic Party shouting on top of their voices their so-called achievement of creating the
Savannah region yet cannot point out to a single project, job or empowerment they have created in the region to the benefit of the people that qualifies the territory as a region.
The Savannah region has continuously been cheated, ignored and betrayed by the Akufo-Addo led government but this current deliberate denial of constructing
district hospitals in our region and completing what had been started by your predecessor H.E John Mahama after facing the whole world to mention that we were included in the beneficiaries, is the highest level of grand deception, fraud, disregard and gross disrespect to the Customs, Chiefs and elders of our land.
Even worrying is the fact that, out of 16 regions making the nation Ghana, it is
only the Savannah region that has been neglected, thrown out and dumped like a
piece of tissue paper as 15 other regions have been properly represented on the
How could this be Mr. President? How could you be this insensitive to us?
Is it a crime to have an opposition flagbearer emanating from our region or it is simply a hidden agenda of disenfranchising our region in everything you do due to our natural love for President Mahama?
Why will you mention us in your address to the world, Use the Savannah region
inclusive to seek a loan and later turn your back on us denying us just three(3)
district hospitals we were promised.
The Mahama led Government in just the health sector provided for the Savannah
region with more than 96 Chps compounds, district health facilities, health colleges some at various stages of completion among others and yet didn’t put a stop to projects that were yet to come as other regions were equally benefiting from his national cake.
What has changed Mr. Akufo-Addo? Why will you change your mind on just (3) three health facilities promised our region?
We wish to state unequivocally, that if within the next 48 hours, the publicly
declared hospitals claimed to be built soon in the Savannah region by President Akufo-Addo are not reinstated and added on to the list as announced,the next line of hard action will be taken.
We will not continue to be subjected to such hatred and insensitivity by President Akufo-Addo even after claiming “Our brother from Kyebi is better than our Bole Bamboi brother”. Such disservice from a “brother” indeed!
If President Akufo-Addo have soon forgotten the existence of the Savannah region, we will have to blow the trumpets of the region loud enough for a forceful
recognition.” He concluded.
Source: Broadcastergh.com/Ayisah Foster