November 15, 2019
The Minority Volta Caucus in Parliament is demanding an apology within forty-eight hours to the chiefs and People of the Volta Region from the President Nana Akufo-Addo government for excluding them in road projects in the 2020 budget.

At a press conference addressed by the Ranking member on Roads and Highways Governance Kwame Agbodza on Thursday after adjournment, the Volta Caucus demanded that the region be considered for its fair share of projects, “Under Governments critical road projects failing which the Minority will announce its next line of actions and advice itself”.

We wish to remind the President that he took an oath to defend the constitution of Ghana, which forbids discrimination and insists that government takes all necessary actions to undertake an even and balanced development of all regions, the statement indicated.

“This is what the NDC has always pursued anytime we are in Government and we refuse to accept the lame unconvincing excuse of the mistake. This is a grand scheme to discriminate against the region because of our voting pattern”.

“The question is when, was this obvious mistake detected and “how come no corrections have been effected as we speak? For a government that touts its credentials of having the men, never mind that they ignored the women, it is unfathomable that such mistake would be allowed to occur up to this point”.

The Minority Volta caucus produced excepts from the 2020 budget that was presented by Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta; table 21 which itemized critical regional road projects programmed for construction in 2020 with all the fifteen regions including the new Oti region having their share except the Volta Region.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/