The Bonwiremanhene, Nana Bobie Ansah, has predicted a win for the New Patriotic Party in the December 7 general election, saying the exercise is just a mere formality.
According to him, the numerous flagship programmes and policies undertaken by the Akufo-Addo led government have eased pressure on traditional authorities as well as individuals who had to go through the pressure of paying school fees and other bills for those who could not afford it.
He said this on Tuesday when Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia paid a courtesy call on him at Bonwire as part of his tour of the Ashanti region.
Dr Bawumia also cut sod for the construction of Bonwire Kente Museum.
“Our ancestors and the stools we pray to know that victory will be for the NPP again and the election is just a formality. Because of Free Senior High School, Planting for Food and Jobs, among others, people no longer line up at the palace to seek for help from Nananom; your policies have catered for all,” he said.
Showering praises on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, he urged the government to expedite action on the Exim Bank’s proposed Kente Village at Bonwire.
Nana Bobie Ansah noted that even though plans were far advanced for the project to take, it could not happen for some reasons, including the issue of guarantorship, after an approval for $40 million to be given for the Kente village project.
He stated that setting up a kente thread factory in the area under the 1D1F initiative will make the Kente industry vibrant enough to employ more people.
“We pray that a national Kente board would also be considered in your next term to get funds to assist the industry directly. We believe that our roads under construction will be completed soon. Together with my people, we say thank you for doing Ghana good. Bonwire has been solidly behind any government who performs to the goodwill of Ghana from time memorial,” Nana Bobie Ansah stated.
For his part, Dr Bawumia, who was overwhelmed by the support and words of encouragement from the Bonwiremanhene, assured him that the kente thread factory will be established as planned.
Meanwhile, the paramount chief of New Juaben, Nana Otuo Siriboe II, has put Vice-President Mahamadu Bawumia on the spotlight, after he organised a mammoth durbar with his sub chiefs and people at his palace in New Juaben.
The durbar could only best be described as historic because almost all sub chiefs who fall under the jurisdiction of Nana Otuo Siriboe II were present, a situation said to be unusual.