The Member of Parliament for Buem, Kofi Adams, has said it is imperative that processes begin to get the people in the newly formed Guan District a representative in Parliament.
Mr. Adams, who said he has sometimes been offering support to the people in that area, said it was time for the Electoral Commission (EC) to kick-start legal processes to create a constituency for them following the inauguration of the Guan District.
“I think the way is clear for the Electoral Commission to immediately bring the C.I. to Parliament for the creation of the Guan constituency, or whatever name they want to give it.”
The MP further called on well-meaning Ghanaians to support calls for the constituency for the people in the Guan District.
“I want to urge all of you who are interested in governance and who are interested in democracy to join us to put pressure on the Electoral Commission to do what is right,” he said.
As things stand, Mr. Adams said there were limits to the support he could give the people in the Guan District.
“Where am I going to get the MPs share of the common fund because they equally need to have their representative.”
The EC did not hold elections for registered voters in the Guan District to elect an MP during the 2020 polls due to the absence of a constituency.
The C.I. needed to create the constituency could not mature in the 7th Parliament.
The Guan District consists of the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) traditional areas.
Some residents from these areas sued the EC over their inability to vote.
The Guan District in the Oti Region was created following a Legislative Instrument laid in Parliament by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in 2019.
The area was previously part of the Hohoe Municipality.