President Urges Ahafo, Bono To Pursue Dev’t

Some of the chiefs entering the durbar grounds

PRESIDENT
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged people of the newly created Bono, Ahafo
and Bono East regions to show the same commitment to the development of the
regions as demonstrated by their forefathers in the creation of Brong-Ahafo in
1959.

The
President gave the advice during the 60th anniversary celebration of the former
Brong-Ahafo Region which was also used to welcome the three separate regions of
Bono, Ahafo and Bono East under the theme: “United in Separation for Progress.”

Addressing
the colourful durbar of chiefs and people of the three regions at Sunyani
Jubilee Park, the President, whose speech was read by the Minister of Planning,
Prof. George Gyan-Baffour, said he was determined to ensure equitable
distribution of national resources.

“Though
you are now separated, the things that bind you together as one people, family
and culture still remain the same,” he stated.

He
reminded the people that those who led the creation of former Brong-Ahafo “demonstrated
vision, commitment, hard work, discipline, determination, resilience and
undulating spirits to develop the region to its present status of human and
natural resource development.”

“It
is, therefore, pertinent for us to use this anniversary to take stock of our
historical past, learn our mistakes and use the experiences to forge ahead to
develop our separate regions.  Since 1959
when the region was created, it has witnessed tremendous improvement in
physical infrastructural and human resource development.”

The
President gave an assurance that the new regions would witness development in
education, road, health, water, electricity, communication as well as general
improvement in the social life of the people, saying “contractors are already
on site for the construction of regional coordinating councils.”

The
President paid glowing tribute to Dr. Kofi Abrefa Busia, a son of the region,
whom he said was a gift to the nation, having contributed to the democratic
development of the country.

In
his welcome address, the President for the Brong-Ahafo House of Chiefs,
Pimampim Yaw Kagbrese V, congratulated the President on the introduction of the
Free SHS policy, and advised the people to take advantage of the policy to
educate their children.

Besides,
he urged government to speed up the process of passing a legislation that would
lead to the creation of regional house of chiefs for the new regions to enable
chiefs to contribute their quota to development.

Some
eminent personalities who contributed significantly to the development of
former Brong-Ahafo were recognized. They included Prof. Ameyaw-Akumfi, Ama
Busia, AjoaYeboah-Afari, a veteran journalist and a
columnist, among a host of others.

From Daniel Y. Dayee, Sunyani



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