Jasikan has received support for consideration as the capital of the new Oti Region, ahead of
Krachi, Dambai and Nkwanta .
The chiefs and people from Jasikan,
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Government is yet to decide on where the regional capital would be located, therefore the JCC of the Oti Movement met in Accra on
After a presentation of bids from each of the four areas, the chiefs and representatives of the people from Kadjebi, Biakoye, Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, Lolobi [SALL] and Jasikan threw their support behind Jasikan to serve as the capital.
This was on the back of Jasikan presenting a capital territory proposal, which indicated a spread of development projects instead of the conventional capital town adopted by the other contenders,
With the Capital Territory concept, Jasikan indicated that it would host the regional administration, whilst Biakoye, Akan, Buem and SALL [Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, Lolobi] host other important facilities of the region.
While Dambai got the support of only Nkwanta North, no district supported either Kete
Majority of the people at the meeting discounted Dambai on grounds of it not being in the geographical
They argued that the capital ought to be located at a nodal position that would be easily accessible from all parts of the region.
The JCC had approved of a ten (10) point criteria for use as the basis for analysing and selecting an appropriate location as
It was therefore observed that Jasikan rated high in almost all the 10 key criteria for scoring.
Among the 10 factors used were the historical role played by the proposed area, accessibility and average travel time to and from other parts of the region in addition to the current social infrastructure.
In attendance at the meeting were chiefs and representatives from Buem, Nkonya, Worawora, Kadjebi, Tapa, Nkwanta North, Nkwanta South,