Augustine Guure, resident of the Talensi District in the Upper East Region of Ghana, is disenchanted with political, traditional, community, and religious leaders in the area.
According to Mr. Guure, who doubles as the Constituency Secretary for the NDC, if leadership in the area had sat up and demanded fair compensation for the people, Talensi would have seen tremendous infrastructural and human development.
He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today.
” … because of the negligence and lackadaisical attitude of some of the leaders in the Talensi district, the Talensi district is not growing. Whether an opinion leader, traditional leader, stakeholder, political leader, or whoever, we have all become responsible for the mess we find ourselves in the district. I am from the Talensi District, and that is unequivocal. I am saying this on authority that we are the problem. To get this problem resolved, we need to rally everybody around,” he said.
Mr. Guure suggested that some leaders with selfish personal interests have refused to sign deals, or strike bargains that are in the interest of the larger population.
“When this is happening, people think that, let us use this opportunity, to get a personal or independent benefit, and that is what is killing us. When their pockets are filled, they become an opposition to you that they started the agenda with. That has become the main problem,” he said.
Mr. Guure, unhappy with the situation, called for prioritisation.
“We have to get our priorities right. This thing that we are doing, it would have an adverse effect on us all,” he said.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana