The Queen Mother of Berekum in the Bono Region, Nana Akosua Ameyaahene II, has given political parties the green light to campaign in Berekum and its environs.
Nana Akosua Ameyaahene, made this pronouncement during a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of culvert drainage at Berekum-Mpatasie road as part of the asphalt road project by the NPP government.
According to her, “the ban which was placed on all forms of political campaigns in Berekum and its environs yielding positive results for the people of Berekum Municipality”.
Nana Akosua Ameyaahene II, thanked and expressed her gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and the Member of Parliament for the commencement of Berekum town roads projects.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament for Berekum East constituency, Hon. Dr. Kwabena Twum-Nuamah said he will fulfill all his promises made to Berekum residents, added that “I will make sure Berekum gets good roads in Berekum”.
The Berekum Traditional Council in the Bono Region on 8th July,2020 placed a ban on all forms of political campaigns in Berekum and its environs.
According to the council, its decision stems from the deliberate disregard of traditional authority by politicians.
A spokesperson for the traditional council, Kwame Darko who spoke to Journalists on the ban on political activities in the community said: “Berekum Traditional Council has suspended all political parties’ rallies. They can campaign anywhere and, in the media, but they can’t come to Berekum. The Regional Minister doesn’t respect the chiefs and elders because we took Nanahene and Nanahemaa to Sunyani High court because they have demolished the toilet facility at the station. Because the MP, Regional Minister, and the Presiding Member are not prepared to solve the problem that is why we have decided to ban and not allow any political party to campaign in Berekum stool land”, he said.
There have been series of disagreements between the traditional council and the assembly over the construction of a public toilet at the Berekum Lorry station.
The construction of the project is said to have begun after the Brekuman Youth Association decided to pull down the old structure to put up a new one for residents.
Reports suggest that, members of the New Patriotic Party and the assembly were unhappy with the plan and ordered the group to put a halt to the construction.
Subsequently, the Assembly filed a suit against the Berekum Traditional Council over the development.