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Certain individuals prioritize personal interests over regional dev’t – Chief Director UERCC expresses worry

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The Chief Director of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, Alhaji Abubakar Inusah, has expressed his frustration over the challenges government projects face in the region due to the reluctance of some landowners to release lands or agree to terms with the government.

According to Mr. Inusah, in his two years in the region, he has realized that landowners do not have regard for government projects. “It is both embarrassing and disheartening that certain individuals prioritize personal interests over the development of the region.”

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Daybreak Upper East Show, the Chief Director highlighted the disturbing trend where landowners in the region hinder the progress of government projects by refusing to release lands for government contractors.

He emphasized that this behavior has become increasingly unbearable, and, in extreme cases, landowners even go as far as stopping contractors from executing essential government initiatives.

The Chief Director’s comments were prompted by remarks made by the Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, during the 13th biennial delegate congress of the BONABOTO. One of the significant issues mentioned by the Minister was the exorbitant compensation demands put forth by families and landowners before releasing their lands for government projects. According to Minister Yakubu, these compensation packages often go beyond reasonable limits, creating financial obstacles for the government and delaying the execution of crucial development initiatives.

Alhaji Abubakar Inusah echoed Minister Yakubu’s sentiments and urged for a shift in mindset among landowners.

“The people in the region need to change their mindset and come to the realization that such projects, if completed, will bring more growth to them and the region than what they can do individually.”

He underscored the need for a collaborative approach, where the interests of the community and the region take precedence over individual gains.

The Chief Director, however, called for dialogue and understanding between government officials, landowners, and the community to find common ground and foster a more conducive environment for development projects to thrive.

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|Moses Apiah|Bolgatanga|

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