Although the constitution forbids traditional rulers from doing active politics, it’s an open secret that a lot of these chiefs openly show their true political colours.
That is the case with the Paramount chief of Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna who apologized to President Akufo-Addo for the Oti Region’s inability to produce a parliamentary seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in appreciation for the creation of the region.
“It is sad that the Oti Region could not produce even one parliamentary seat, but we apologize,” he said when addressing President Akufo-Addo during a meeting with some traditional authorities from the Krachi East Municipality, Krachi West, and Biakoye Districts in Dambai.
“That is the beauty of the democracy. Being an astute politician, I believe you will appreciate the dynamics of the issues”, he added.
Nana Besemuna who promised the NPP a seat in the 2020 general elections said “… we can apologize and urge you to put this behind you and focus on the vision of your developmental agenda for the Oti Region”.
Nana Mprah Besemuna further patted the government on the shoulder government for bringing development to the region, listing construction of the Regional Coordinating Council, Health Directorate, road projects among others.
“There has been a fair spread of resources and regional offices. [The] feeder roads office is at Kete Krachi. Health Directorate at Worawora. Agric Department at Nkwanta. Education Service at Jasikan. NHIS at Kadjebi and Regional Coordinating Council and High Court at Dambai. These will not have happened without the creation of the region”, he said.