The Volta Youth Network, a group of youth from the Volta Region, has commended the President, John Dramani Mahama, for reshuffling regional ministers.
The President last Monday announced his first reshuffle aimed at promoting national unity and also for regional ministers to focus mainly on the political and technical coordination of the development. The Volta Regional Minister, Mrs Helen Ntoso moved to the Eastern Region whiles the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey- Agbo, moved to the Volta Region.
“We are of the conviction that, this action which is symptomatic of the Acheampong and Rawlings era, will ensure that non-indigenes who served as regional ministers will have a free hand to coordinate development agenda of government” they said.
They said the decision also opposed indigenes who often had to overcome challenges of political squabbling generated by various tribal and chiefdom factions fighting for control and influence.
In the press release signed by the president of the group, Johnson Mathias, the group urged the President to extend this decision to the district and municipal chief executive positions to deepen the ‘’One Ghana agenda’’.
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They also congratulated the new appointed minister to the Volta Region, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, on his new assignment.
“As a youth himself, we wish to assure him of our total support and encourage him to ensure the open door policy of governance which enabled him to successfully serve the people of Greater Accra over time” they assured.
They said they would give him the needed support to drive the peace and developmental agenda of the region including youth empowerment which was their priority.