Demonstrations Cannot Solve Problems


…DCE Lateef Tell Ghanaians

From Alhaji Bashiru Zakari; Adansi-Fomena

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Adansi North District Assembly, in the Ashanti region, has said that demonstrations are not the most effective ways to address grievances.

“There are various proper channels people can use to address their concerns and not through demonstrations, which some regards as the only channel,” he stated.

Alhaji Abdul Lateef Majdoub, was speaking to the media after a sod- cutting ceremony to construct a GH¢600,000 ultra- modern girls dormitory for the Fomena T.I Ahmadiya Senior High School (SHS), at Adansi- Fomena.

The dormitory if completed would accommodate over 500 students.

Touching on roads, DCE Majdoub explained that at the district level, road construction was not factored into the budget and that the district only reshapes roads that are bad for vehicles to use.

According to him some towns in the district lack good accessible roads to transport farm produce to market centers.

The Assembly’s budget, he said, does not provide for the construction of roads and mentioned that the people do not understand and are staging demonstrations against the assembly.

“The Assembly as the representative of the Central Government invited the leaders of the demonstrators to explain to them reasons why the district cannot use part of their budget to construct roads,”Lateef added.

The Assembly, he said, can only write to the appropriate Ministry to come to their aid.

D.C.E Lateef explained that the Assembly also lobbies for projects to bring growth and prosperity to the district and noted that if people want to address any challenge; they should pass it through the Assembly members who represent them in the Assembly.

“They should not embark on demonstrations for their differences to be addressed even though they have the right to do so, according to the constitution of the Republic of Ghana” he stated.

Speaking on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government’s plans to bring relief to the citizens of Ghana, he averred that Ghanaians have seen the many strides the government has made and that truly reflected in the people given another term of the NDC.

The NDC government, he noted will deliver on its promises as the first phase of the construction of the 200 Senior High Schools (SHS), across the country started.

Hon. Alhaji Abdul Lateef Majdoub used the medium to congratulate Ghanaians for maintaining the peace after the verdict of the Supreme Court adding “We have demonstrated to the whole world that we are peace- loving people and hate violence”

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