‘Wee Factory’ Chief Begs
Nene Ogah Osuagbo I
THE CHIEF of Great Ametafor in the Shai-Osudoku Traditional Area of Accra, Nene Ogah Osuagbo I, 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 unsavory.
According to the chief 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 has 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 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.”
It would be recalled that Nene Osuagbo I,
mentioned that his traditional area has fertile land for the planting and
cultivation of Indian hemp commonly called ‘Wee’ and want the 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 weed smokers but was fighting for development for the area to alleviate
“I therefore want my subjects, traditional council
and people to forgive me if I erred in my comment,” Nene Osuagbo I pleaded.
From Vincent Kubi, Tema