Some Chiefs from 50 Farming Communities in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region have banned political activities on their land, saying the ban is to protest the failure of Government to construct the only road connecting the communities.
The Oborpah to Klo Djerkity road was a tarred by Ghana’s first president, late Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, since then, no other government has bothered to rehabilitate the road.
According to the community, pregnant women have had miscarriages plying that road, while, sick people from the community have died due to the unmotorable state of the road for emergency mobility.
The Chief of Klo Djerkity Moses Tetteh Padi says Traditional rulers in the area have petitioned the appropriate authorities on their plight, but to no avail.
“We have petitioned the Municipal Chief Executive, Ghana Police Service,Korno of Manya Krobo, Eastern Regional Minister and his Deputy, we have petitioned MP, political leaders and the Electoral Commission about our road and we are telling them that No road No vote, no Light no vote .so nobody should come here,” he said.
“All the Chiefs here about 50 of them have resolved not to allow any political party from erecting billboard or posting campaign posters in any of the communities.We will also not allow campaign. We are saying it live and clear in the media so that the politicians will be aware because we have informed the youth so if any politicians come here and defy this directive and something happens to him nobody should complain”.