With the creation of the proposed new regions, Mamprusis and Tampulmas on Gonja lands have threatened to boycott voting if they are forced to join the proposed Savannah Region, because they prefer to be part of the proposed North-East Region.
Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda has indicated that the newly refurbished Wa Airport, will be opened to domestic commercial air flights within two weeks to boost economic activities in the Upper West Region.
The Minister-designate for the Upper East Region, Paulina Patience Abayage, has told the Appointments Committee of Parliament that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to revamping the defunct Pwalugu Tomato Factory and Zuarungu Meat Factory in the Upper East Region because they hold the key to the economy of the region.
Following former President John Dramani Mahama’s assertion that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has failed to fulfill its campaign promises, including the construction of a dam in every village in the three northern regions, Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide has indicated that about 160 dams are currently under construction.
Tampulmas and Mamprusis in the North Gonja District of the Northern Region have threatened to pull out of the forthcoming referendum if the government fails to carve them as part of the Mamprugu Moaduri District in order to be part of the proposed North East Region.
The Presbyterian Agricultural Research Station in Sandema in the Builsa North District in the Upper East Region, has lamented the non-enforcement of environmental protection bye-laws in the Builsa North and South districts, leading to the destruction of several Shea trees.