The Deputy Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah has denied allegations levelled against him by the Chiefs of Nkoranza about his alleged attempts to make Techiman the capital town of the newly created Bono East region.

The chiefs and people of Nkoranza on Monday hit the streets of the town to register their protest over what they said was a move by some well-connected politicians to get the government to make Techiman the regional capital for Bono East.

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The Chiefs accused Mr Dan Botwe who is the Minister and his Deputy, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah, of side-lining Nkoranza in a number of consultations held by the Ministry on the capital of the Bono East Region.

However, commenting on the allegations on Accra FM, Mr Korsah said the decision of regional capitals does not lie within his jurisdiction.

“I don’t make that decision of selecting a regional capital. It’s not my decision to make so all the attacks and fabrications about me are just unfortunate, absolutely unfortunate. I’m restraining myself because I’m a public officer. I need to speak with decorum; otherwise, I would have had to throw things back,” he said.

Mr Korsah also denied the meeting with the ministry without the presence of one traditional area.

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“That particular activity of we meeting chiefs and giving pickups, where they were not invited never happened. There are two more things they said which never happened. Why is anybody doing that, why are they doing this,” he questioned.