Krobo Land Needs Another District – Manya Krobo Chief
The Kronor Of Manya Krobo, Nene Sakite II has requested that a new district is created in Krobo Land as the government steps up plans to create new regions and districts.
The overlord of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council made this statement while addressing President Nana Akufo-Addo at the 2017 Manya Krobo Ngmayem Festival.
“Our population has increased over time, new businesses have come in and there is pressure on existing amenities and my people are asking that a new district is created for us,” he said to the President.
“We believe we have earned it and it should be given to us because the creation of the new district will help us manage resources appropriately and judiciously,” the Kronor Of Manya Krobo stated.
More involvement in decision making for chiefs
Nene Sakite II, speaking on the lack of Traditional Rulers involvement in government, also pleaded with the President to consider giving chiefs and integral role in top government decision making and policies.
“When issues come up in the community the politically elected leaders are not there to provide solutions to, when electricity bills are skyrocketing the politicians are left out and chiefs are blamed.”
“Unity cannot be sold or bought and no country can develop in the midst of unrest and misunderstandings. Chiefs play a major role in ensuring a peaceful coexistence in the country. I, therefore, call on you Mr. President to use your office to provide Chiefs with resources to function in various capacities.”