Some chiefs in the Volta Region have hailed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for what they described as the “excellent” performance of his government within the last 18 months that it has been running the affairs of the country.
According to the chiefs, the performance of the Akufo-Addo government has been “beyond our imagination” in view the kind of economy he inherited from his predecessor John Mahama.
“We have been keenly monitoring and following your development agenda for the nation, and wish to state that you have done excellently well, well beyond our imagination, considering the state of the economy you inherited,” Torgbui Adrakpanya VI, Paramount Chief of the Afife Traditional Area said Monday.
This was when the President as part of his three-day tour of the Volta Region interacted with the chiefs from Anlo, Keta, Ketu North and South, Akatsi North and South, North Tongu and Agortime Ziope.
Togbui Adrakpanya said the president’s performance ought to be commended, adding “more grease to your elbows. We are proud of you (President Akufo-Addo)”.
According to the Afife Chief, with the Akufo-Addo government inheriting an economy burdened with huge debts, high fiscal deficit and a slow rate of growth, he, together with the people of the Traditional Area, were surprised the President was able to implement the Free SHS policy, restore the nursing and teacher trainee allowances, and the programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, all within his first year of office.
With the event taking place at Tadzevu, in the Ketu North constituency, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI also expressed the heartfelt appreciation of the people of the Afife Traditional Area to the President for reinstating the deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide.
“Thank you, Mr President, for using the due process to investigate him. After the Police report has exonerated him, we say thank you Mr. President,” he added.
Torgbui Adrakpanya VI noted that to accelerate the rate of development of the country, the Akufo-Addo government has upgraded some districts into municipalities, including Ketu North.
They, therefore, used the opportunity of the President’s visit to thank him for creation of the new municipality, and urged him to consider the creation of a new Ketu West District “for faster development of the area”.
Among others, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI requested for the establishment of a University of Agriculture in the area to “train young people to provide the human resource in the agriculture and food processing sectors to meet the aspiration of your policy for Planting for Food and Jobs”, and the setting up of a Traditional Council “to facilitate easy administration of the traditional affairs”.