The Twafohene of Nkaseim, Nana Sarfo Kantanka, has, on behalf of the chiefs and people of Nkaseim and Ahafo, commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for ensuring that their over-40-year wait for a region is over.
Speaking at a durbar of chiefs and people of Nkaseim in the Asutifi South constituency during a visit of Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, Nana Sarfo Kantanka said for over 40 years, Ahafoman had unsuccessfully pursued successive governments for a region to be created for Ahafo, until the emergence of Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Our elders started this search for an Ahafo region 40 years ago.
“This vision was hatched here in Nkaseim but it didn’t materialize.
“Since then, governments have come and gone and we were not successful until Akufo-Addo came,” the chief said.
“Our elders, the Divisional Council here in Nkaseim met again when President Akufo-Addo was elected and decided that we should go and see President Akufo-Addo if he can do something for us.
“So, we organized Nananom and truly, Nana Akufo-Addo has lived by his words to us.”
“You accepted our request and you honored your promise and that has given Ahafo a region,” the chief said, referring to the President.
“Ahafoman, we express our gratitude to the President. We are grateful to Akufo-Addo and the government for what they have done for us.”
The Chief added that apart from what the government has done for the people of Ahafo, the Akufo-Addo government also deserves commendation for its good policies, which he said are impacting the country positively.
He singled out the Free SHS intervention for special praise, noting that it has come as a relief to many parents.
“As we thank you, we are not only thanking you for giving us a region. We are also thanking you and the President for the good works of your government,” the Chief added.
“You have done a lot, including Free SHS. I have 14 children and if not for Free SHS, how would I pay their fees?
“We are all farmers here and the free SHS has really relieved us of financial pressure. We thank you so much”
The chief pleaded with the government to assist the community with a secondary school it is establishing, which they have already started.
He also requested the government to add Nkaseim town roads to the list of many town roads that are being rehabilitated.
Vice-President Bawumia urged the chief and people to rally behind President Akufo-Addo by giving him four more years because he is a President who has kept faith with the people and truly cares for the welfare of the Ghanaian people and the development of the nation.
Dr Bawumia embarked on a one-day tour of the Ahafo Region.
His visits took him to the Asunafo South, Asutifi South, and Tano South constituencies.We’re grateful for ending our 40-year wait for a region – Nkaseim chiefs to Akufo-Addo