A group calling themselves Concerned Youth of Ahanta in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region efforts on Monday to deliver a petition to the Ahanta West Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Henrietta Eyison over lack of developmental projects in the Municipality proved futile.
The Concerned Youth of Ahanta on Monday hit the streets in some parts of the Municipality specifically Agona Nkwanta and its adjoining communities.
The Ahanta West Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Henrietta Eyison and her entourage including the Municipal coordinating director, the assembly’s receptionist, security and secretary to the MCE whom were to receive the petition flees without a trace at the working hours of 12pm on Monday 28th July 2020 as the Ahanta Concerned Youth besiged the premises of the assembly.
The Divisional Chief of Agona Nana Eziaku IV, advising the concerned Youth said the peaceful demonstration by the youth has equipped and drew the attention of Nananom to take heed of issues in the various communities including the celebration of annual Kundum Festival and also seek for answers from the assembly and other leadership on delays of projects in Ahanta land.
According to nana Eziaku IV, the demonstration by the youth was a step in its direction but urged them to observe the social protocols as the novel Coronavirus still persist in Ghana.
He added that the youth must stick to the supreme object of the demonstration.
Nana Eziaku IV commended the concerned youth for exhibiting good behavior without causing any mayhem in Ahanta land.
Speaking to the media at the forecourt of the Ahanta West Municipal Assembly, the organizer of the peaceful demonstrators, Mr. Joseph Andoh said Ahanta West is a geographically well positioned with deplorable roads and death trap youth center.
Again he emphasize that the Ahanta West Municipal Chief and her executives have disrespected Ahanta Land for not being able to be present to receive their petition.
According to Joseph Andoh, the Member of Parliament for Ahanta West Constituency, Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum concerning the youth center for decade has given shallow explanation that they are about to do soil testing on the land that old youth center was demolished.
They are therefore urging the Member of Parliament to come clear the air wether he will come and filled the deep holes that has caused a trap to children whenever rain falls or render better explanation to Ahanta indigenes.
The peaceful demonstrators alleged that about 23 Ahantas out of 6,000 workers within the companies on the stretch of Ahanta land for decade has been occupying labouring positions and the hour is now for them to occupy managerial positions.
Meanwhile they are appealing to H. E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to hear their cry and plight as he is a listening president and can’t tolerate illegalities during his regime.
Some of the writings placed on placards includes, Incompetent Assembly, We need leaders with foresight, Ahanta Companies must help the youth, Ahanta Youth Yabr3, Enough is Enough, Bring Back our Kundum Festival among others.
Source: Benjamin Bray-W/R correspondent, Vision1 Fm