The ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, has been warned that it would lose political support in the Western Region, if it is unable to develop the railway sector at the end of four years.
The warning was handed down by the Western Regional House of Chiefs, adding that the party’s political fortunes in the region will dissipate if it fails to fulfill its promise to revamp the railway sector.
The chiefs also insisted that the development of the rail sector is non-negotiable because of its contribution to economic development of the region.
In an interview with Citi News, the President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs, Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi II, who made the position of the chiefs known, however expressed optimism in the prospects of the sector under the NPP government.
“If this government in its manifesto is unable to develop the railway line by the end of the four years, it will be a very big blow to the Minister of Railways development who happens to come from the very hub of the railway sector…It will affect the fortune of the party.
“Sekondi-Takoradi has always been the strong hold of the NPP, so if they promised Railway Development and they appoint someone from the same area and they are unable to deliver the next four years of course, it will affect their political fortunes”, he said.
According to Yaw Gyebi II, the chiefs are hoping that the development of the railway sector in the region will kick off as soon as possible.