Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional State in the Hohoe Municipality, has said he expected to see "positive action" on the Eastern Corridor road next year.
He said "positive action" on the stretch would end discomfort suffered by users and open up the area for rapid socioeconomic growth and prayed for steady progress of work on the Corridor.
Togbega Gabusu said this in a speech read on his behalf at a durbar to climax this year's Gbidukoza at Hohoe, in the Volta Region. "There is no shame in seeking our fair share of the national development cake and if we are not given our fair share, we should not be ashamed to cry from the rooftops," he said.
Togbega Gabusu commended the festival planning committee for sustaining the celebration and asked that it continued to serve as a unifier of the people. Togbe Keh XII, Chief of Gbi-Wegbe said the festival drove the development of the local economy, helping in the establishment of a rural bank, and also an arts and craft village.
Togbui Sri III, Awomefia of Anlo, called for peaceful coexistence in the Region for development. Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, said government would not renege on its promise to complete the Eastern Corridor road.
The festival was on the theme "Consolidating Two Decades of Gbidukoza Unity for Accelerated Development", and was heavily attended by Chiefs and people from Gbi Bla, Peki, Nkonya, and Gbi-Wegbe.
Funds raised at the durbar will be invested in a well fitted ambulance for the Hohoe Municipal Hospital. Mr Dzamesi donated an amount of GHC10,000.00 on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whiles Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister for Energy donated GHC 10,000 in the name of the New Patriotic Party.
Madam Bernice Heloo, Member of Parliament for Hohoe Constituency, on behalf of the National Democratic Congress, donated GHC5,000.00
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