We Still Stand By Our Vows – Chiefs Warn


Chiefs of Agona Nkum in the Agona West Constituency of the Central Region have continued their vow unabated, warning not to allow any political party to organize any campaign activity in the town until their plights are adhered to.

The Chiefs, earlier through a resolution during this year’s Annual Akwambo festival of the town warned all political parties not to consider campaigning in the town, because according to them, they have been deceived and neglected by successive governments for far too long, yet the politicians will come to them in the heat to elections.

Said to be oldest town in the Agona area founded in the 18th Century, Agona Nkum has no portable sources of drinking water, bad road as well as lack of modern heath facility and other social amenities.

The only development projects found in the town were undertaken by the Nkosuohene Nana Abban I who is a native of the town based in Germany and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Give to Eat Ghana- a Non-Governmental Organization.

According to the Chiefs, what broke their back was that few days after the festival, they were invited by the Central Regional Minister Hon. Kwamena Duncan through the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Agona West Hon. Jestina Marigold Assan to Cape Coast for a meeting to address their plight, but upon reaching there, the MCE called them on phone and asked them to return to Nkum, as according to her, the Central Regional had travelled to Accra.

They stated that as if to add insults to injuries, the same MCE Marigold Assan later came to them again with a man she claims is a contractor coming to undertake feasibility studies on the water project.

According to the embitted Chiefs, the said contractor after meeting them promised to begin work on the project in two weeks, but it is over two months without any work on the so-called proposed water project.

This, they said, see it as a blatant attempt by the MCE and the Regional Minister to deceive them, and have therefore warned that they still stand by the resolution not to allow any political party to campaign in the town until their needs are met.           

By. Robert Ayanful

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