The Ga Mantse, Nii Teiko Tsuru II is upset over what he called a disrespect for the abuse of Gas on their own territory.
The Ga King claims that his people are depressed about the situation.
“Ga Dangbe is sad, sad because of a lot of things that are being done against us. That is why I am speaking in English today and I want you to hear we are sad!
“We are saddened by how the capital is treating us. Why do people just wake up, travel to a location like Agbogbloshie, and begin construction? Without even seeking advice from a traditional authority,” he claimed,
The Ga Mantse made these comments on Monday as Mr. Alan Kyeremanten, a potential New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, paid him a visit at his palace.
He claimed that Gas should be acknowledged as significant players in the affairs of the nation since they have the power to determine the outcome of the general election in 2024.
“We will decide this election in 2024 because Accra is the pivot of the election. Accra is Ghana and Ghana is Accra, don’t take us for granted” he pointed out.
In exchange for Mr. Kyeremanten formalizing his ties with them, the Ga Mantse promised his support and that of the Gas in general.
“Build a social contract with the Ga-Adangbe people and you will see the light. Reiterating the number of people you have mentioned of Ga descent, Obetsebi Lamptey, Ako Adjei and all, are great men who stood and fought for this party. If you win your bid, which we pray you do, don’t forget the toil of these great leaders whose will, thought and process made this party what it is today,” he said.
“Remember that the Ga’s have laid down their lives for you,” he added.
In response to the Ga King’s comments, the former trade and industry minister has been promising certain things.
If Mr. Kyerematen is elected president of Ghana, Accra would undergo a transformation, he claims.
He continued by saying he would make sure the Ga were well represented in politics.
“In our party our symbol is the elephant and we know that it is the symbol of the Ga State. All Gas naturally belong to the NPP and there is a spiritual connectivity between our symbols…. The role that the Ga community has played in bringing us to power must be appreciated by our party. And so if it is God’s will that I lead this party and I become president, I will make sure that Ga’s feature very prominently in government,” he assured.