The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has commended President Akufo-Addo for his consistent show of attention to Asanteman, which has situated the region in a position of prominence and honour in terms of development in the country.
He said he had followed with keen interest the tenure of President Akufo-Addo since 2017, stressing that “issues of key concern to the development of Asanteman have been placed on the front burner of government’s development agenda”.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II gave the commendation over the weekend when the President paid a courtesy call on him at the Manhyia Palace, at the commencement of his 4-day working visit to the Ashanti Region.
“On the occasion of your four-day visit here, which has become a regular feature, I am happy you are here to commission and inspect the projects undertaken by your government for all to see that, indeed, under you, Asanteman has benefited,” he said.
He added: “You have served us well and brought honour to Asanteman in the two terms that you have served as President. Therefore, I can only ask of the blessings of Almighty God and that of the ancestors for continued strength to serve Ghana”.
President Akufo-Addo said the visit to the Ashanti region was part of his yearly routine to visit all the regions across the country to acquaint for himself and deliver first-hand the development needs of the people.
He further indicated that at the end of his four-day tour of the region, everyone will know that, indeed, Asanteman had benefitted significantly in terms of development.
The President stated that nearly 350 kilometers of asphaltic road network had been done in the Ashanti region. “This is irrespective of the 100 kilometres being done in the Kumasi Metropolis and the other 100 kilometres being done with regards to urban roads. 32 separate hospital projects have been done in my time in the Ashanti region,” he added.
Touching on the galamsey menace, the President called on the people of Asanteman to help win the fight. “Nobody spoke about it before I came. Now I am happy that chiefs, including you, have all joined to see the fight to a good end. We have come to end and with your support we will indeed succeed at it,” he said.