The people of the Volta Region have been advised to see the region as one entity and avoid the formation of “mafia” groups or cliques to seek their political interests, because that would not help the region.
“Volta is Volta, competence and trust should be the collective yardstick and not the power of a particular grouping,” the North Dayi Constituency Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr George Sika, stated.
He said the people in the region should rally behind the Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Zephenat Amenowode, and their leaders to enable them to organise the region effectively for development.
Mr Sika, who was speaking to the Daily Graphic, said the regional minister should be able to organise the region as a whole and must be prepared to work with everybody, adding that people would remember him for what he would live behind as a regional minister.
He also said the success of President John Evans Atta Mills and his government was the success of every citizen and so all must be ready to help, adding that people should stop grumbling over ministerial appointments.
According to him, people should rather assist the government in various capacities they found themselves, because there were other positions other than the ministerial ones where they could contribute their quota for national development.
Mr Sika congratulated Ms Sena Akua Dansua and Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah on their appointments as Ministers of Women and Children’s Affairs and Tourism respectively, adding that with the Minister of Roads and Highways coming from the region the tourism ministry should be able to co-ordinate to provide linkages between the roads and tourism sectors in the region.
According to him, the Volta Region has the highest number of tourism attractions in the country but many remained undeveloped, due mainly to unmotorable roads.