Election 2016 "Fix our roads, or else..." - Ho Chiefs to Mahama

Paramount Chiefs of Takla, Hodzo and Kpenoe traditional areas at a press conference at Kpenoe on Tuesday, September 27, threatened to ban all political activities in the area if their demands are not meet.

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Traditional leaders in the Ho municipality have given government a 2-week ultimatum to commence work on roads linking communities to the Volta Regional capital or face their wrath.

Paramount Chiefs of Takla, Hodzo and Kpenoe traditional areas at a press conference at Kpenoe on Tuesday September 27, threatened to ban all political activities in the area if their demands are not met.

The chief of Kpenoe, Togbe Kotoku XI, who spoke on behalf of the two chiefs, warned the relevant authorities to fix the roads or else they would block the roads to prevent politicians from coming to campaign in the communities.

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"Tension is gradually mounting among our young people over the neglect of our roads, whilst some other roads in the municipality are being fixed with enthusiasm ahead of the December polls. We feel so isolated and can't tell if we are also part of the 'Changing lives, Transforming Ghana' agenda of the government," Togbe said.

"We're praying that some amount of work starts on our road in two weeks, if not, we will block the road and declare three months of communal labour to fix it. During this period, we will ban any political activity in the traditional areas."

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This action from the chiefs comes after some 500 residents embarked on a demonstration in August to demand that their roads be fixed. They blamed the Municipal Assembly and the Member of Parliament of the area for paying a deaf ear to their plea.

The youth of the three communities have vowed to boycott the December 7 elections if their roads are not fixed before the time.

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