The Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu-Banahene, has called on residents in Sunyani and stakeholders to be decorous in discussions relating to the development of the region.
“We call on all stakeholders to limit their discussions to the core issues which are factual and verifiable, and not to resort to personal attacks and vilifications of certain individuals and institutions, which may cause unnecessary rebuttals and potential threat to the peace we enjoy in the region.
“The quest for development for the Bono Region should, therefore, unite and not divide us,” the Regional Minister said in a statement issued in Sunyani yesterday.
There is an ongoing discourse within the media space on matters relating to the development of the Bono Region, particularly the regional capital, Sunyani.
The issues have primarily centred on concerns of perceived “neglect and under-development” of the Sunyani Municipality by successive governments.
Key concerns of stakeholders and residents include the need for the construction of a new sports stadium, the completion of the Sunyani Airport, the completion of the Sunyani Centre for National Culture Auditorium and the completion of the Regional Library Complex.
Reacting to the concerns, the Minister noted that “residents and stakeholders have heeded to the clarion call of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to be ‘citizens and not spectators’ and it is our cherished belief that their involvement in national discourse and development is the way to go.”
“However, we wish to admonish residents and stakeholders to be decorous in the discussions relating to the development of Sunyani and the Region as a whole,” the statement indicated.