Adiza with some head porters, expressing their love to Nana Akufo-Addo
Head porters in Kumasi, popularly known as ‘kayayei,’ have wholeheartedly expressed their love and gratefulness to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to them, the president’s decision to scrap the market toll they used to pay has helped improved their financial status within a short period.
In this regard, the kayayei, led by their national President Adiza Zongo Pioneer, prayed for God’s blessings and protection for the head of state.
She made these remarks in a chat with DAILY GUIDE during President Nana Akufo-Addo’s working visit to Kumasi on Saturday.
The president was in the Ashanti Regional capital to thank the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the people for their massive support during the 2016 polls, which he won overwhelmingly.
Adiza and her girls, who have migrated from the northern parts of the country, were seen following the president’s convoy all over the city.
Carrying their trademark head pans, the girls, numbering over 100, were heard chanting, “It is free,” which explains that they are not charged market tolls again.
Adiza told thiis paper that the scrapping of the market levy had helped lessen the financial burden in their occupation.
According to her, on some occasions, city guards manhandled the girls that were not able to pay the daily toll.
Adiza Zongo said the president’s decision to come to the aid of the head porters after some few months in office shows that Nana Akufo-Addo is a caring president.
She said they were ignored as if they did not exist, but Nana Akufo-Addo’s policy had accorded them respect and recognition.
She gave the assurance that the head porters would do whatever they can to help Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration to succeed.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi