President Akufo-Addo rounds off 3-day tour of Ashanti Region

President Akufo-Addo(extreme right) is franked by Dr Bawumia(middle) and Mr. Benard Antwi Boasiako

President Nana Akufo-Addo rounded off a three-day tour of the Ashanti Region on Sunday, promising to do more for the region for continued support for the New Patriotic Party  (NPP).

At a rally to climax the tour, he told NPP sympathisers his government would forever remain indebted to the region for the 2016 election victory.

The visit was to afford President Akufo-Addo the opportunity to thank residents, in fulfilment of a promise he made during a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Place early this year.

He is optimistic of honouring all his election promises to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

Top on the President’s schedule was a visit to the Komfo Anokye Hospital’s Maternity Block Project that has stalled for over 40 years.

The President’s visit to the abandoned project follows a recent revelation of high maternal and child death due to lack of space.

The President instructed Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, to find ways to complete the project as soon as possible.

Issues about party vigilantes who attacked the Regional Security Liaison in his office and illegal mining, known as galamsey, also featured strongly in his interaction on Saturday.       

It was mainly religious and community affairs on Sunday.

President Akufo-Addo, a staunch Anglican, worshipped at Saint Cyprians Anglican Church and, later, at the Ebenezer Methodist Church before meeting with leaders of the Zongo Community.

 He wants Zongo residents, through prayers, to rally behind his government.

At the Central Mosque, the Chief of Frafra Community who chairs the Council of Zongo Chiefs stirred a controversy. 

Naba Musa Akanbonga II revealed in a welcome address that he was a registered member of the NPP, contrary to provisions in 1992 Constitution barring chief from active partisan politics.

His revelation received a rousing applause from residents.

“There is no law in Ghana that bans community chief from making politics. That is why I am a registered member of the New Patriotic Party,” Naba Musa Akanbonga II defended.

For President Akufo-Addo, residents especially the youth in the region could soon see employment opportunities literary walk to them in the manner the elephant walked majestically to the Jubilee House.