The chief of Great Ametafor who invited government to build an Indian Hemp Industrial Plant under the One-District One-Factory (1D1F) policy in his area has rendered unqualified apology over his remarks which his people have said is unsavoury.
According to the Nene Ogah Osuagbo I, who is in charge of External Relations, Diplomacy and Development for the Osudoku Traditional Area, he was advocating for development for the area that would lead to the creation of jobs and did not mean to ridicule his people.
Nene Osuagbo I appears to be under pressure from his subjects and the traditional council after his ‘Wee Factory’ comment.
They were of the view that the chief has, described them as wee smokers which have consequently brought the image of the area into public ridicule.
He has therefore pleaded with his traditional council, the people of his area and Ghanaians, in general, to forgive him for any inconvenience he might have caused them with his comment.
“The whole thing has turned into a disaster for me. That is not what I meant but I wanted something legally to create a job for my people and I didn’t intend to malign anybody but it was taken out of context,” he said, adding “I am sorry and I want my people to forgive me.”
Nene Osuagbo I mentioned that his traditional area has fertile land for the planting and cultivation of Indian hemp commonly called ‘wee’ and want government to establish an Indian Hemp factory and research centre for them as part of the 1D1F project in order to alleviate poverty.
According to him, he did not mean to call the people wee smokers but was fighting for development for the area to alleviate poverty.
“I, therefore, want my subjects, traditional council and people to forgive me if I erred in my comment,” Nene Osuagbo I pleaded.