General News of Monday, 11 February 2019Source: classfmonline.comChiefs oppose proposals to make Techiman capital of Bono EastNana Owusu Damoah Ameyaw III, Chief of Buaben addressing the mediaThe Chiefs and people of the Nkoranza Traditional Area have kicked against moves to name Techiman as the capital of the newly-created Bono East Region. According to the Chiefs, Nkoranza has a lot of advantages including its central location and close proximity to almost all towns in the new region than Techiman which is being favoured because of its home ties to Deputy Minister for Regional Reorganisation and Development, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah. The Chief of Buaben, Nana Owusu Damoah Ameyaw III, who addressed the press conference on behalf of the Nkoranza Traditional Council said they perceive a well-orchestrated plan to sideline Nkoranza in the naming of a regional capital. But the government believes such agitations and their demands are needless. Deputy Regional Reorganisation Minister, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah thus has appealed for calm and assured that developmental projects will not be centralised in the various regional capitals alone.
Source: GhanaWeb February 11, 2019 17:37 UTC