Some aggrieved individuals from the Volta region have vowed to halt the Public Hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into the creation of new regions.
The seven individuals are upset about what they called an uneven distribution of venues for the hearings.
The public hearings regarding the possible creation of new regions to be carved out of the existing Volta region have been scheduled to take place from January 16-20, 2017.
But the individuals contend the venues have been skewed to favour indigenes residing in the Northern part of the region.
Lawyer for the aggrieved persons, Albert Quashigah in a letter to the Commission gave a two day ultimatum for the issue to be resolved.
“…The eventual creation of the new region will affect the entire region, so if you want to do a public hearing on a matter as sensitive as this you don’t create the impression that only those in the north will matter.”
According to him, if by Monday they don’t get any correspondence suggesting that his client will hear from the Committee they’ll advise themselves on the matter.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, in fulfilling the demand for the creation of four new regions, constituted a nine-member Commission of Inquiry to look into the proposals for the regions.
The region’s turn to submit its inputs to the committee is scheduled for next week.
Already there are agitations in the wake of government’s response to persistent appeals from people in the northern part of the Volta Region to have a new region carved from the existing one.
Critics, mostly southern dwellers claimed the move is being done for political expediency.