Afedzi Abdullah, Isaac Arkoh, GNA
Elmina (C/R), Sept. 15, GNA – Two Paramount
Chiefs in the Central Region have applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo for the strong performance his government.
They said barely two-years into its first term
of office, the achievements of his administration had been remarkable.
Nana Kojo Kondua XI, Omanhen of Edina, and
Nana Kojo Kru II, Omanhen of Komenda Traditional Areas, added that, the
President was delivering on the campaign promises he made to the people.
They singled out for mention, the
implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
The chiefs made the commendation at separate
durbars at Elmina and Komenda in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA)
Municipality held to welcome the President to their areas.
The chiefs were united in their conviction
that the youth needed to be empowered with knowledge and skills to make their
lives meaningful to themselves and society.
President Akufo-Addo on Friday began a
four-day tour of the region to inspect ongoing development projects and to
engage with the people, get to know their concerns and felt needs.
Nana Conduah rallied all to support to the
government in the implementation of its development agenda.
He said it was in everybody’s interest that
the free SHS and other policies rolled out by the government to create wealth
and jobs became successful.
He called for the government to do more to
deepen public education – help the people to identify with the various policy
interventions – to own them.
He said the anxiety of some people about the
double track education system, for example, had been due largely to lack of
public education and broader engagement with key stakeholders.
This was what created uncertainty and doubt in
the minds of some parents and children.
He reminded parents to take proper care of
their children, especially the young girls, to ensure that they made the right
choices and decisions.
“We will always remember you for introducing
free education. It has eased the financial burden on parents. They can now
reinvest their resources into other productive ventures to sustain themselves.
We are grateful.”
“The people of Komenda will always pray for
God’s strength and mercies to continue the marvellous work you are doing.
We are highly impressed with your sterling
performance since you took over the governance of the country.” Nana Kru