Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, the paramount chief of Sefwi Wiawso traditional area, has expressed appreciation for the creation of the Western North Region by Nana Akuffo Addo and the NPP government.
However, he highlighted the need for the restoration of traditional political powers that had been diminished, affecting the administration of chiefdoms and contributing to deviancy in communities.
He said this when the former President John Mahama visited him at the Western North Region. The gesture was part of the longstanding tradition of paying homage to the highest stool within a jurisdiction and served as an opportunity for leaders to discuss various issues affecting their communities.
The Overload of Sefwi Wiawso also emphasised that while the Western North Region was created by the NPP government, developmental projects initiated by President Nana Akuffo Addo were yet to be completed.
He acknowledged the government’s efforts in establishing key institutions such as the Regional Coordinating Council, Regional Security Headquarters, Military Barracks, Regional Health Directorate, and various infrastructure projects.
The paramount chief expressed the desire for continuity in development, urging leaders to transcend political boundaries for the benefit of the region.
The traditional leaders, including Katakyie Kwasi Bumagama II, commended Nana Akuffo Addo for his role in creating the Western North Region and initiating vital projects.
Despite political differences, the paramount chief and other leaders appreciated the developments in the region resulting from the establishment of government offices, infrastructure projects, and essential services.
Katakyie acknowledged the challenge of achieving continuity in governance and stressed the importance of completing projects regardless of which government initiated them.
He noted that while no government could fulfill all developmental needs, there was a need for a commitment to the well-being of the people, transcending political affiliations.
As the Western North Region continues to evolve, the traditional leaders remain hopeful for sustained development and political continuity, emphasising the collaborative efforts required for the region to compete with other well-established regions in the country.