Mohammed Balu, GNA
Tumu, (UW) Jan. 30,
GNA – Mr Amidu Chinnia Issshaku, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has
asked the citizenry especially traditional
authorities to offer constructive criticism to erring politicians to
enable them to perform their duties credibly.
He said politicians
and other office holders, who performed their duties satisfactorily deserved to
be praise, while those who failed to live up to expectation could be critised
constructively to aid change.
Mr Issshaku gave the
advice in Tumu during ‘Unity Talks’ meeting among some Sisaala paramount
chiefs, former MPs and MMDCEs from the area meant to seek lasting peace and
unity to push for development of the area.
as chiefs and custodians of the land is for life and non-negotiable, it’s none
political, none religious and no president can unseat you unlike me, who the
president can say he will no longer appoint as a minister at any time.
“Most of you
are warehouses of knowledge and as you sit and watch politicians and other
leaders from afar, don’t hesitate to advise or offer constructive criticism to
ensure that the right thing is done for the betterment of mother Ghana”,
Mr Issshaku said
leadership was like the proverbial “path weeding”, where the
individual weeding does not know that the weeded path was not straight and
urged all leaders to take constructive criticism in good faith and be guided
with it to deliver.
The Deputy Minister
observed that divisions in the political front in the Sissala districts was
because politicians were after personal interest instead of public interest.
“We must have
our personal interest, but any point in time the collective interest of the
Sissala people should be considered first at the expense of personal
interest”, he stressed.
The Sissala Union
organised the meeting with the main aim of bringing all influential people in
the area together to find alternative ways of seeking funding to develop the
area to compliment government’s efforts.
The Union plans to
hold series of meetings with major stakeholders to help heal wounds and
encourage dialogue as catalysts for development.