Executive Director of the Volta Business Development Forum has urged people from the Volta Region to be more concerned with the development of the region.

According to Daniel Dzegede, the region is lagging behind in terms of development despite human and natural resources, therefore, citizens must come together to ensure development in the region.

“The region has been under the mercy of politicians for decades and it is time to change this status quo,” he said.

Mr Dzegede made the comment during a meeting with the deputy Regional minister Rev. Ps. Johnson Avuletey on Friday to dialogue on the way forward as well as formally introduce the group to the minister.

According to him, there is the need for all stakeholders to come together and help boost businesses in the region hence the need to form the group to spearhead the developmental issues of the region.

He, however, appealed to the Volta Regional Coordinating Council through the minister to help the Volta Business Development Forum region achieve its aims and goals.

He said the vision of the forum is to seek to attain conducive sustainable Development in the region with the help of all committed put in place

The Deputy Minister, Rev. Ps. Johnson Avuletey urged the group to work hard devoid of selfish interest and partisanship to be able to push state actors to understand the needs of the Volta Region as far as development is concerned.

“I expect more from the group; let’s leave partisan politics and develop the region,” Rev Avuletey said.