Photos/Video: Violence in Salaga over new regional capital

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Violence has broken out in Salaga, a town in the newly created Savanna region following the citing of Damango as the regional capital.

The party’s office in the Salaga South constituency office is up in flames. According to an eye witness “The place is burning down, people are throwing stones and all manner of things.”

The people displeased by President, Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement Tuesday insist Salaga deserves to be the regional capital.

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They argue the people of Salaga South showed faith in the New Patriotic Party by voting the party’s parliamentary candidate Salifu Adam Braimah as MP.

They say the choice of Damongo which voted for NDC candidate Mutawakilu does not reward the peoples’ faith in the NPP.

The roofing, fridges, windows, satellite dish and computers are among the many things destroyed.

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Although there is police presence “they cannot do anything”. Attempts by firefighters at the scene to douse the flames have been thwarted by the angry youths.

The eye witness said pickaxes have been brought in by the irate youth to pull down the building. Security apparatus has been paralysed by the actions of the youth who are having a field day in venting their anger.

Source: joyfmonline