Residents of Wa in the Upper West Region say the development of the region is being retarded due to the absence of a substantive Regional Minister in the last five weeks.
They said though the suspended Regional Minister Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan may have erred and learnt a lesson the president should temper justice with mercy and call the minister back to assume duty.
The residents made the appeal during an interview with GBC’s Radio Ghana at Wa.
Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, assumed office a year ago. Until his suspension, he was the thirteenth Minister of the region under the fourth republic.
Upon assuming office he told people of the region that his priorities were to see to the completion of the new regional hospital, bring down the spate of armed robbery and have the Wa-Han-Tumu highway completed.
He was however suspended on February 1, 2018, for allegedly instructing the police not to arrest some New Patriotic Party (NPP) faithful for attacking the Upper West Regional NADMO Coordinator.
Almost seven weeks into his suspension how are people of the region feeling the absence of a substantive Regional Minister?
GBC’s Radio Ghana hit the streets of Wa and the central market to get the views of residents.
Some residents commended the President for instituting an investigation into the matter to ascertain the truth.
They said, but for that incident, the suspended Regional Minister worked and conducted himself well to the admiration of all.