Bono regional Minister Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson has stated that her outfit will do everything possible to ensure that the people of the Region get their fair share of development.
“I will work with all key stakeholders to ensure that the people of the Bono Region have their fair share of development, in terms of infrastructure, interventions in health and education, among others”.
According to the Minister, this will be achieved within the legal framework of the Regional governance Structure as “the mandate of the Regional Coordinating Council, which is derived from Article 255 of the Constitution and the Local Governance Act, 2016, Act 936 (as amended); is to monitor, evaluate and generally co-ordinate the activities of District Assemblies, Departments, Agencies”she said.
Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson said this in her keynote address when she met the press in the region on Thursday, to discuss developmental issues in the Bono Region, her vision, problems, plans on bettering of people in the region while in office.
She said her vision is tied to His Excellency the President’s vision which is to build a “Ghana beyond Aid”, that is a Ghana that has dedicated itself to self-reliance, mentally to rid itself of dependence on aid, charity, and handouts.
“This vision seeks to focus on the proper use and management of our own resources to engineer socio-economic development of the country. The development of our infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, railways, warehouses and other social interventions such as Free Senior High School Education, Planting for Food and Jobs, Nation Builders Corps, One-Village One-Dam, One-District One-Factory, among others, will contribute to the achievement of this vision for the people of Ghana” she stated.
The new Minister said her office will seek to ensure the compliance of all Agencies of State as well as the Twelve (12) District Assemblies within the region to Government Policies and Programmes to ensure that development is closest to the doorsteps of our people.
“I would need the support of the Media to achieve this mandate through educative and informative programmes and feedback for us to know where there are lapses in order to find remedial measures to address them”.
Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi Richardson said there are many chieftaincy and land disputes in the region which do not augur well for socio-economic development which is also serious security implications associated with conflicts but her outfit, Regional House of Chiefs and other stakeholders will fashion out strategies to find amicable solutions to it.
She urged Management of the various FM Stations in the region to ensure that their staffs especially hosts moderate the talks of discussants and contributors to their programmes on abusive language on air which paved way for lawlessness.
“Checking the use of abusive language on air will ensure that peace prevails in the region and the country as a whole” she concluded.
The meeting was attended by Deputy regional minister, Nananom, various departmental heads, stakeholders and party executives and supporters in the region.