The Acting President of the Sampa Traditional Area, Nana Kwadwo Magsah II has applauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for ensuring that the people of Sampa were not sidelined in the government’s development agenda, ABC News can report.
At a durbar to welcome the President on Tuesday, Nana Magsah II commended the President for embarking on numerous developmental initiatives since assuming office in 2017, an achievement, he said, should warrant the President a second term in office.
He was full of praise of the President that in every facet of national life and in every sector, the developmental achievements of the Akufo-Addo government can also 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.
Nana Magsah II 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.”
Whilst thanking the President for employing youths resident in Sampa under the Nation Builders Corps initiative (NABCO), he also noted that 10 Arabic teachers have been employed under the Zongo Development Fund.
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.”
The President’s visit to the town formed part of his two-day tour of the Bono Region which ended yesterday.
Addressing the gathering, President Akufo-Addo noted that police and military officers have been given two vehicles to enable them do their work to beef up security in the area.
The President expressed delight that “you are getting your fair share of the national cake, in terms of access to education, healthcare, agriculture, and security.”
Whilst thanking the Sampa Chief for his “2nd term prophesy”, President 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 first-hand 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 first-hand 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 to participate in 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.