‘Arise For A New Change, Volta’(Tso Na Tortro Yeye) a group representing a section of people from the Volta Region( Voltaians) has called on all Voltaians to vote out the National Democratic Congress(NDC) in November 7 due to the party’s neglect of the Volta Region.
The group visibly peeved by what it described as the poor management of the national economy as well as the sorrowful state of infrastructure within the Volta Region despite the region’s contribution to the NDC’s electoral successes over the years, is advocating a change of government in this year’s elections.
In a statement jointly signed by its spokespersons, Innocent Supremo Tetteh, Quarshie Egyer Joseph and Godwin Nanedo, the group lamented that the Volta Region which has for a longtime been the ‘world bank’ of votes for NDC, has been totally neglected by the John Mahama-led Administration resulting in the poor state of roads across the region and lack of other developmental projects.
NDC, it indicated, is only clever at “making mockery of Voltaians by cutting sods for projects during election years and after elections, they abandon these projects. The Volta Region is always at the receiving end when it comes to the distribution of developmental projects.”
“Look at how Contractors only come to site during election years for the road from Ho to Sogakope through Adaklu and Adidome which was started around 1994,” it bemoaned.
According to the group, “The Government boasts of being the first to bring university to the Volta Region but it is totally wrong because E.P. Church has already one in the region.”
“The regional hospital at Ho is not the only hospital in the region as they (NDC) claim because there are other very good hospitals such as Battor R.C. Hospital, St. Anthony Catholic Hospitals at Dzodze, Kpando and others in the region.”
The group has therefore affirmed that for a change to come to the Volta Region in terms of social development, there must be a change in regime and “this we shall do come November 7.”
BY Melvin Tarlue