The chiefs and people of Ahafo Region have declared their unflinching support for President Akufo-Addo in his bid to secure a second term in office.
Chiefs from Duayaw Nkwanta, Techimantia, Bechem and Kenyasi gave this declaration on Saturday at separate durbars held in honour of the President when he visited their towns as part of his tour of the Ahafo Region.
At Duayaw Nkwanta, the Paramount Chief of Duayaw Nkwanta Traditional Area, Nana Boakye Tromo III, told the President: “you have distributed the national cake equitably, and we in Duayaw Nkwanta have gotten our fair share of development.”
Citing several examples of projects undertaken in his area, together with policies such as Free SHS, 1-District-1-Factory and Planting for Food and Jobs, Nana Boakye Tromo III stated: “This clearly shows that you have been chosen by God to lead us.”
“I want you to know that we are solidly behind you. We are told chiefs are not supposed to engage themselves in partisan politics. However, it gets to a point in time where you have to help the person who helps you in your time of need. We are solidly behind you, and we are declaring today that ‘four more for Nana’, ‘four more to do more’,” the chief declared.
At Techimantia, when the President cut sod for the construction of the 40.1km Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road, the Krontihene, Nana Ampong Koromantan, stated:
“Today, we just want to tell you that we in Techimantia will never forget you for the construction of the Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road. Indeed, the presence of a lot of the townsfolk at this durbar testifies to the fact that we have already accepted you as one of us. It is four more for you.”
At Bechem, where he commissioned a Business Resource Centre for Tano South District, Nana Fosu Gyeabuor II, also stated: “Very soon, we shall go to the polls, and if you look at this beautiful building, residents of Bechem do not need to be told about what has to be done. It is up to them. They know what to do,” he said
The President also commissioned a 68-bed ward, doctor’s accommodation and children’s ward at Kenyasi Government Hospital.
Nana Kofi Abiri, Omanhene of Kenyasi No.1, recounted: “We pleaded with him (the President) to construct our road for us, and we also needed a TVET institute. He didn’t ignore our requests as we can see machines constructing the road. We also said that we needed mobile phone network at Wamahiniso; you have done it for us. We are grateful.”
He added: “Nana, since assuming office, you have helped in our development. Many of the youth are employed. When you look at the Free SHS you implemented, it has helped the poor. Ghanaians thank you. When we look at NABCO, all those who have completed universities have been employed. Nana, Ghanaians thank you…”