The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (UERCC) is expected to, in the coming day, hold a forum to brainstorm and develop a blueprint that would be the driving force for the development of the region.
This is according to the Chief Director of the UERCC, Alhaji Abubakar Inusah. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, August 23, 2022.
The forum would play host to experienced minds from diverse backgrounds. These individuals would deliberate on the path the region should chart to ensure the development of the Upper East Region.
Alhaji Inusah was unhappy that while the Upper West Region was carved out of the Upper East Region, the Upper East region continued to struggle with its junior, the Upper West Region with regard to development.
“For the Upper East Region, I can say confidently that we have huge potential for development. We have a lot of natural resources. With the right mix, if we are able to put our acts together, then we should be one of the best [regions].”
“We are going to come out with a blueprint, an economic blueprint. We may have to bring together all the brains from the region to an economic forum to develop a strategic document which would serve as a blueprint for the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council,” he said.
The Chief Director of the UERCC in his conversation with Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith continued to say, “we will be implementing it [the blueprint] on an annual basis. Let’s say it is a 5-year development plan, we will ensure that by the end of the tenure of that plan, we should be able to move this region to a level that will be enviable to all the regions in the country.”
Earlier, the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (UERCC) warned that there will be severe consequences for workers within the local government service whose work does not support the development agenda of the region.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana