CREATION OF NEW REGIONS WAS A 4TH REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY THE PEOPLE

CREATION OF NEW REGIONS WAS A 4TH REPUBLICAN PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY THE PEOPLE
Put on record, this whole idea of creation of new regions begun as proposals submitted by the peoples. One may be quick to undermine the intellectual rationale behind these requests. However it may be, fact is that, these are Ghanaians who understand the dynamics of good governance, allocation and equitable distribution of resources for attainment of full employment and economic development.
Put on record, the President nor the New Patriotic Party did not initiate the process of creating new regions. And had no special interest in this intervention. So it will be totally out of place for critics to think that it is a ploy by the President to garnish more votes for the ruling party.
The people have called for it. And per the constitution, once the President receives a petition for the creation of a region, he must/shall forward it to the Council of State for their advice. The President did so accordingly. The council of state received the requests as forwarded by the President and the responses were positive. Council of state concluded that, “there is a demand for the creation of new regions for the Western Region, Northern Region, Brong Ahafo Region and Volta Region”.
A commission of enquiry as stipulated in the 1992 constitution Article 5 (5) was set up to go to these areas; ascertain and verify whether there were enough justifications for their proposals to be implemented. Indeed there were grounds to acknowledge their requests.
Nana Addo Dankwa received recommendations to proceed with creation of new regions from the Justice Brobbey Commission. 
The matter was then referred to the “Electoral Commission to organise a referendum in the areas of demand. It requires a 50% of all those registered in the area of the demand to come out to vote, and, after that, 80% of those who come out to vote must vote ‘Yes’ for the new region,”.
On the 27th December, 2018 after the Special Voting Exercise had preceded the main elections–the people queued in their desiring numbers and voted YES/YELLOW for the Six(6) new regions. And to their expectations Bono East, North East, Savannah, Ahafo, Western North and Oti Regions are dreams come true. The creation of these new regions now makes Ghana a Sixteen (16) regioned Country ready to take off.
This is what the people expect of every leader. To have for themselves their needs attended to through social intervention initiatives rather than create, loot and share initiatives. God bless the NPP–the party we have just pledged our destinies for for life.

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