The Bawku Naba, Asigri Abugrago Azoka II has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to consider a petition for the renaming of the Bawku Senior High School to avoid the confusion with Bawku Technical Senior High School.
He made the appeal when the President paid a courtesy call on him on Tuesday as part of the his visit to the Upper East Region.
Delivering his address, the Bawku Naba commended President Akufo-Addo for the projects being undertaken to improve the standard of living of the people of Bawku.
“We are grateful for the construction of the dams in this municipality. More of these dams are needed in the traditional area as a way of not only creating jobs for our rural people but also curtailing the constant North-South migration of the youth,” he said.
Touching on the political appointments from his area made by the President, which include Deputy Ministers of State, two Ambassadors, and one Council of State, the Bawku Naba singled out the Chief Executive Officer of the National Food and Buffer Stock Programme, Hanan Abdul Wahab, for praise, describing his appointment as an inspired one.
“Some of these appointments have already proven to be development-oriented and unifiers amongst the people of Ghana across board. Hanan Abdul Wahab has through various projects touched the lives of citizens in this traditional area,” he said.
Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II assured President Akufo-Addo that they will continue to work at fostering peace within the area.
“We are determined not to allow the disaster of physical conflict to revisit us. The prevailing peace has enabled all of us to go about our normal businesses without hindrance, and, therefore, we need your continuous assistance to finalize the traditional peace process,” he stated.
The Bawku Naba added, “We are now in the middle of our farming season and we are hoping for a bumper harvest this year, thanks to your government’s progressive policies on agriculture, especially the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. Your Excellency, we appreciate also the Free Senior High School facility which we are all enjoying.”