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Kofi Adams makes U-turn – joins Team YES for creation of Oti region

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Former NDC national organizer Kofi Adams is on team YES, campaigning for the carving of Oti region out of Volta region.

Mr. Adams was against the creation of the region and joined efforts to denounce the process with other members of the NDC file and ranks. It therefore came as a surprise to Mr. Kofi Owusu, a member of the ruling NPP and CEO of Accra digital centre and many other Ghanaians following the issue closely, when the former organizer was spotted in a T-shirt with the inscription OTI Region ‘VOTE YES’.

Creation of Oti Region

The Oti Region is a newly proposed region to be created in Ghana. The region will have administrative and governmental legislature like any of the ten already existing regions in Ghana. The region will be carved out of the northern part of the Volta Region and will be in fulfillment of a campaign promise made by New Patriotic Party. Prior to the 2016 Ghanaian general election, the then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo declared that when elected, he would explore the possibility of creating new regions out of some of the existing regions in Ghana in order to bring government closer to citizens.

The execution of plans for the creation of the regions was seeded to the newly created Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development which is under the leadership of Hon. Dan Botwe. Government of Ghanaministry charged with the responsibility of supervising the creation of new regions in Ghana. In March 2017, the ministry sent the blue print for the creation of the region along with others to the Council of State. The council met over 36 times from the time of submission to August 2017.

The final stage for the creation of the region will be decided through a referendum by the people within the catchment of the new region. (Wikipedia)

A referendum is due on 27th December where residents of the yet to be created regions would vote for or against the creation of the regions.