Acting President of the Sampa Traditional Area, Nana Kwadwo Magsah II, says the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo deserves a second term for the good work his government has done since January 2017.
Speaking on Tuesday at a durbar of chiefs in honour of Nana Akufo-Addo, the Sampa Chief noted that, in every facet of national life and in every sector, the developmental achievements of the Akufo-Addo government can be seen in Sampa.
“We thank you for the creation of the Bono Region, for which our MP, Hon. Siaka Stevens, has become deputy Minister. You have not forgotten us in Jaman North, and we have gotten our fair share of development,” he said.
The Sampa Chief continued, “We cannot forget the water project, and the Jaman District Government Hospital for which a facility has been sought for the expansion and rehabilitation of the hospital.”
He thanked the President for employing Sampa youth under the Nation Builders Corps initiative and also for the employment of 10 Arabic teachers under the Zongo Development Fund.
Touching on the security in the area, Nana Magsah noted that police and military officers have been given two vehicles to enable them do their work.
With several requests made for the construction of Sampa town roads since independence, all to no avail, Nana Kwadwo Magsah II stated that “your government in two and a half years has proven to be a promise-keeper. You have started the construction of our town roads, and we are grateful.”
For his part, Nana Akufo-Addo said he was happy that the people in the area “are getting your fair share of the national cake, in terms of access to education, healthcare, agriculture, and security.”
Nana Akufo-Addo stated that the request for a future training college, a girls hostel for the nursing training college and a satellite campus for the University of Energy and Natural Resources will be looked into, and addressed.
“The purpose of my visits is to listen at firsthand the concerns of the people. I don’t have to rely, all the time, on information delivered to me. I have to travel around the country to see at firsthand things for myself. So, any time you hear I have left Jubilee House on a tour of regions in the country, it is to afford me the opportunity to interact with you and address your concerns,” he added.
Day 2 of the tour of the Bono Region saw President Akufo-Addo visit Suma-Ahenkro, where he attended the final funeral rites of the late Nana Kwabena Konadu Yiadom. He also inspected ongoing construction of 10 kilometres Sampa town roads, the 31-kilometre Sampa-Jinni road, and the 30 kilometre Manje-Banda Road.
President Akufo-Addo will embark on a 3-day tour of the Ashanti Region from Wednesday, 9th October, 2019, to Friday, 11th October, 2019.