Volta & Northern Region, NDC Bank Of Votes, Are Still The Poorest in Ghana
In 1992 Rawlings resigned from the Armed Forces, founded the National Democratic Congress and became the first president of the Fourth Republic. He was re-elected in 1996 for a further four years. He currently serves as the African Union envoy to Somalia.
And therefore, all those followers still follow Jerry Rawlings’s political party “NDC”, because of their love for this wonderful ex-president. But today, as GHANASKY.COM anaylst took our journalistic visit, we discovered, these two regions are among the poorest regions in GHANA.
The highest poverty incidence increased from 84 per cent in 1999 to 88 percent in 2006. The trend in poverty across regions showed spatial inequity across the regions of Ghana with Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions being the poorest.
Since the genesis of Jerry Rawlings, NDC claimed Volta and Northern Regions of GHANA as their voting bank, yet people living in these areas are as poor as church mouse. No job, no money, only few can named as rich people.
Since our last time of visit to this region, to towns like: Aflao, Akatsi, Denu, Sogakope, Agbozume or Klikor-Agbozume etc.
Klikor-Agbozume town has a large market, which takes place almost every four days. The market is popular for the sale of Kente cloth where traders from Burkina Faso, Togo Benin and Nigeria come to buy the cloth and export it. On market days people from surrounding villages also come to Agbozume to trade various goods. People here are very hard working but most of their works are Self-employment.
At Agbozume Market Day, people from different villages travel by motor, trotro or by foot, to sell their goods.