The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo, has called for the strict punishment of persons who set the Salaga office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ablaze over the citing of Damango as capital of the newly created Savannah region.
The legislator who was furious over the violent attack on the NPP office described the perpetrators as ‘’hoodlums’’ who must be punished to serve as a deterrent to others.
Such lawless activities he noted must not be entertained no matter the person or persons involved.
”The lawlessness nature of some few individuals not be encouraged. The law must deal with them severely. The law should deal with them irrespective of the party they are affiliated to. Whether they are NPP, NDC or whatever party they belong to, they should be severely punished. The law must deal with them.’’
He admonished citizens to desist from engaging in lawless acts because when they are found guilty, they would be punished and further advised them to avoid politicians who entertain violence.
‘’The youth of Ghana should not allow people to influence them negatively. They should not allow politicians to use them for their selfish interest.
Meanwhile, Mr Yaw Frimpong Addo says the creation of the Savannah Region has come at a better time.
He has therefore disagreed with critics who have opposed the creation of the new region.
As a development consultant, the legislator said, the new region will fast track the development of the northern part of the country.
Appearing on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the MP told host Kwabena Agyapong that, for years, the northern sector was deprived of effective administration and that affected its development.
”So, I disagree with persons who have opposed the creation of the new region. It will help government manage the northern sector effectively,” he said.
On the call for the ministry headed by Dan Botwe, to be scrapped, the legislator said, the ministry would not be scrapped because the creation of the regions was not the only mandate it was given, development is part of the mandate of the ministry and Dan Botwe is now starting his job.
He commended the minister and the committee that was constituted to solicit views on the creation of the regions describing their work as splendid.