The Youth of Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region have expressed utter dismay over the exclusion of their traditional leaders from a meeting with Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe which was attended by all the Chiefs in the newly calved Bono East enclave.
According to the youth it’s so unfair and disrespectful that while paramount chiefs in towns beyong Nkoranza were at the event, the Acting President of the Nkoranza Traditional Council, Oheneba Adjei-Mensah was sidelined from a meeting that extended the President’s invitation to all chiefs who signed a petition for the creation of the new Bono East Region to a meeting at the Presidency in Accra coming Wednesday.
Speaking to host Henry Lord on Naagyei FM, Hon. Kofi Sakyi an Aide to the Municipal Chief Executive of Nkoranza and a Liaison Officer for the Bono East Region, stated that the youth blame the situation on the Ministry and the five-member committee that was sent to Accra to submit the petition from Nkoranza Traditional Council.
“I’m a youth from Nkoranza and a Liaison Officer for the Bono East enclave, what we are saying is that the two institutions being government and the delegation from Nkoranza that took the petition should come out clear on this issue otherwise we the youth shall not have any peace with either with government or our leaders.
“Our representatives have reported back to us that they delivered our petition on the fact that Nkoranza deserves to be the capital of Bono East and so we want to hear from the government machinery whether they received this petition or not. If they did not, why is it that Nkoranza was left out at the last meeting inviting all traditional leaders in Bono East enclave to argue their case on which town is to be made the Bono East Regional capital.”