President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been asked by the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, to work hard and fulfill the promises he made to Ghanaians during the 2016 campaign period.
The traditional leader who was addressing residents at the celebration of the Ohum festival said government must work hard to ensure that Ghanaians are relieved from their hardships.
He appealed to the president to pay attention to the deplorable nature of some roads in the region.
“Every community has the same, if not all of some of the problem here in Okyeman. We plead with you to fix the roads in the Eastern Region especially Okyeman. The roads here are really bad and that is what we use for all our domestic and economic activities.”
He also commended the president for the free SHS policy saying: ‘’ We congratulate you for your free SHS policy, it is a great initiative to ensure that poverty does not hinder anyone who wants to go to school. We also know that across the world, countries have developed not because of the resources that they have, but the knowledge they have applied to the resources that they have. If the success of a country was determined by their resources, Africa would have been the most powerful. We have everything but we are still poor. I believe that in your tenure things will change if you add knowledge to the resources that we have, we will really go far.’’
Delivering his speech, the president said his government has put in place measures to fully utilize the resources of the country for the benefit of all.
“Ghana is not a poor country; it is a country full of resources. We have plans in place and very soon everyone will see the rich potential that we had all these while. This will benefit everyone. I will say that we will work on the road soon. God has blessed me too, every appointee I have chosen to govern the country is intelligent. All I know is that a government has come to change the fortunes of Ghanaians for the better; that is the Akufo-Addo government. I need your prayers to help me achieve all that I have promised,” he said.