Youth for Nzema-Manle and Western Development, a youth group in Nzema land has commended the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Prof. John Evans Atta Mills for appointing Lee Ocran, High Commissioner to South Africa as Minister of Education designate and Steve Ackah, Member of Parliament for Suaman as the Deputy Minister designate for Local government.
This was contained in statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Youth for Nzema-Manle and Western Development, Evans Osei.
It stated that: “The two appointments are very crucial to us the youth and entire citizenry at large since it would serve as a major boost to the development of the Western region and Ghana as a whole”.
Although we have been waiting for this far too long we believe it has come at the appropriate time where the region is experiencing massive development both in the oil and gas sectors, the statement added.
According to the group, it is however evident that the President’s appointment to the distinguished personalities in the region cuts across the various groups in the region made up of the four major walls of the such as Ahanta, Wassa, Aowin and Nzema as compared to previous regimes which focused on only the few groups that yielded nothing but sought to deepened the woes of the region.
They were quick to add that: “We commend the President for his vision to equally give the people of the Western region a fair share by appointing individuals who hails from the region and would urge his to do more; since we believe there are more of such untapped able-resourced individuals from the region who can be brought on board to execute and achieve his goals”.
If the President in his first term can allocate to the region a remarkable and enviable portfolios then if given the chance can do more for the people in terms of engaging the human resource base of the region who will assist him to embark upon his better projects for all, the statement noted.
Mr Osei and his group said: “It is our view that these two gentlemen will add up to the resource build up base of the western region and therefore urge then to work hand in hand with their colleagues who are already serving as Ministers to help lobby for more developmental projects; since the region notwithstanding its heavily endowed natural resources made up of Gold, Diamond, Timber, Bauxite, Manganese, Cocoa and above all the oil and gas explorations is faced with slow pace of development”.
Also, they encouraged them to use their influences to create platforms that would always bring the fortunes to the welfare of the people which will go the way to improve their living standards.
We the members and the entire youth are in full support of all the president’s appointees in the region and therefore call on them to unite for one common goal towards the achievement of rapid developmental projects, the statement pledged.
Once again, the youth thanked the President for his visionary leadership style that has reflected positively on the sudden rise of the region’s development and urged all to pray for both new and existing appointees for divine health and wisdom.