Volta Region expects “more” from government

The Volta Region Policy Fair ended in Ho on Saturday on the heels of high expectations of development projects from government.

The four-day fair saw 70 state institutions showcasing government’s policies, projects and activities under the theme, “Empowering the People As We Better Ghana”.

Togbe Kwaku Ayim IV, Paramount Chief of Ziavi, who presided, acknowledged that government has achieved some measure of success in the area of development in the region, but this has been little, whilst the major ones -the University of Health and Allied Sciences and the Eastern Corridor Road have been slow in coming.

He said the expressions of worry about the situation in the region need not be misinterpreted as dislike for the government, as silence over the situation could rather prove ominous.

Togbe Ayim urged the Ministry of Information to have the Information Service’s Department (ISD) take its cinema vans into the rural areas to educate the populace on government policies, programmes and activities instead of limiting their activities to making public announcements in the urban areas.

Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, observed that the fair had achieved it objectives.

“Those who had doubts as to whether the Volta Region was receiving its fair share of the Better Ghana Agenda…. am sure from the evidence of this fair have revised their notes.

“Others have identified opportunities beyond this fair and others have established vital contacts relevant to their individual pursuits.

“Indeed some exhibitors have already expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the organizers for the platform provided them to have direct interactions with the public.

“Pe: ople who hitherto did not know the functions of some government institutions have now been armed with ample information about those institutions” Mr Okudzeto-Ablakwa said.

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, urged the public to discuss issues raised at the dialogue sessions during the fair.

“We would be glad that our people would continue to send their views on issues about government programmes and policies raised at this policy fair to the Regional Coordinating Council for submission to the appropriate quarters,” he said.

Source: GNA

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