President Mahama said this at Jasikan in the Volta Region during his campaign tour of the Region.
President Mahama said this at Jasikan in the Volta Region during his campaign tour of the Region. He said the region will be called Oti Region.
"It is possible to create a new region out of the Volta Region," President Mahama told people at a rally in one of the areas that have been calling for the creation of the region.
President Mahama asked the people in the areas that demanding the new region to vote massively for the NDC since he can only do this in his second term of office.
He also argued that the creation must go through the Constitutional process, which he would begin only if he is retained.
Chiefs in the eight District of the Northern Volta have since the era of former President Rawlings demanded the creation of a new region but to no avail.
These areas are Krachi-West, Krachi-East, Krachi-Nchumuru, Nkwanta-North, Nkwanta-South, Kadjebi-Akan, Jasikan and Biakoye.
Recently, the Paramount Chief of the Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna declared his support for the NDC manifesto to create five new regions and appealed to the President to consider Oti region as one of the new regions.
At the climax of the Yam Festival in Krachi recently the Paramount Chief of the Krachi Traditional Area, Nana Mprah Besemuna reiterated their demand.
"We the people of northern Volta started agitating for the creation of an Oti region out of the Volta region as early as the J.J Rawlings NDC administration. We renewed our demand again in the President Kufuor administration.”
He said the chiefs and electorates of the area have therefore pledged their support to the NDC because they stated they would create five more administrative regions in the country.
"We, therefore, pledge our full support for the creation of more regions in the country and wish to serve notice to the president humbly that, we already have our petition before government and hope it shall be favourably considered when the time comes," he said.