From Samuel Mensah Torbizo,Kumasi
Nana Asiamah Kusi Yeborah , the chief of Ahwia, has made a passionate appeal to President John Dramani Mahama, to consider putting in place a non partisan committee to preside over the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
This he believe is one of the best means to harness all the expertise of Ghanaians, irrespective of their political affiliations.
He said the inclusion of all manner of persons in the governance of the country, would ease the seemingly politically polarized tension that has characterize our politics over the years.
Speaking to this reporter, Nana Kusi Yeboah ,noted that the days when the affairs of the country were left in the hands of only the political party in power should become a thing of the past.
“Ghana would meet her expectations in terms of accelerated development only when everybody plays his role without sitting on the fence.
After this historic election petition, we must work as one people, by contributing our quota to support the government to achieve its goals of transforming the lives of the ordinary people, “he said.
“There is a great lesson for us to learn from what this Supreme Court hearing on the election petition had brought to us.
The sort of unity that prevailed after the ruling should be improved upon,’’ he remarked.
Nana Kusi Yeboah, was happy that in the wake of the hearing, traditional leaders played indefatigable role by intensifying education on the need to maintain peace and national cohesion.
He was hopeful that with the exhibition of political tolerance by Ghanaians, the door to foreign investors had been opened and Ghana had repositioned herself to become one of the fast developing nations on the continent.
Nana Kusi Yeboah noted that, for this to come into fruition, President Mahama should not focus on the past, but demonstrate fatherly responsibility to unite the country.
“President Mahatma is now our father, I want to entreat him to direct his full attention on how to implement policies that would guarantee the citizens access to good health , quality education and improvement of road network to sustain the economy,” he added.
The chief called for immediate reforms into the country’s electoral system to avoid the recurrent of any future litigation over presidential results, because the eight months election petition hearing to a large extent affected the economy of the country.
He eulogized the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the 2012 elections for accepting the verdict of the court.
The chief who is constructing a market complex at Ahwia, asked the Kwabre East District Assembly to come to his aid to complete the project on scheduled.
The market complex when completed, would serve as a centre where yam and other farm produce from the northern parts of the country would be offloaded to ease traffic congestion within Old Tafo –Kejetia main road.