Two prominent chiefs in the Volta and Oti regions have demanded four more years for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo so that he can complete the many good projects he has initiated during his first term in office.
Ashui Nyagasi V of Nyamgbo Traditional Area in the Afadzato South District and Nana Owusu Sekyere, Akwamuhene of Kadjebi Traditional Area, separately observed that the ongoing projects initiated by the President can only be accessed if he is given another term in office.
The Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District One Factory (1D1F), Planting for Exports, one ambulance per constituency, among others, according to the chiefs, give an indication that the President has Ghanaians at heart.
The two chiefs made the comments during the three-day tour of the President in the Oti and Volta regions, which ended yesterday.
Speaking at Kadjebi on Sunday during the commissioning of an ultra-modern Business Resource Centre built to facilitate business development in the area, Nana Owusu Sekyere, who spoke on behalf of the chiefs and people in the Kadjebi District of the Oti Region, noted that the achievements of the government were immeasurable.
He was happy that the area which is noted for ginger cultivation would have a factory under the 1D1F programme. “…We will not disappoint you…Nana, Four More for You. No wonder; you will go again,” he stressed.
He prayed for the ancestors and God almighty to protect the President and grant him all he needs to complete his service to the nation.
He announced the donation of a 689-acre land for a university and pleaded that the Immigration post in the area be upgraded into a full-fledged border post for both the Customs Division and the Ghana Immigration since their area has direct access to neighbouring Togo.
In the Volta Region, the President received a rousing welcome at Afadjato South which was his first port of call in the Volta Region last Monday.
Ashui Nyagasi V, who spoke on behalf of the chiefs and people in the district, said the Free SHS programme had broken the record of Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah, who initiated free secondary education, but his was limited to the northern regions. The current programme covers the entire country, a feat which overshadows that of Nkrumah.
The President thanked the two chiefs for their kind wishes and assured them that the government was focused on ensuring that there was fair distribution of the national cake.
He announced that the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) was working on a programme to furnish and equip all education offices across the country to improve supervision and quality of education.
He personally promised school buses for schools in the Afadjato South District and pickup vehicles for the education directorate.