The Omanhene of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area, Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II, has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as a courageous leader and hailed him for keeping his promises to the people of the Western North Region.
According to Katakyie Bumangama, for 40 years, successive chiefs and residents in the Western North enclave had been advocating for a region of their own without success.
“When you (President Akufo-Addo) came to Sefwi Wiawso in 2016, we put this same request before you. In fact, our inability to get an immediate response from you then made us think that you would not heed to our request.
“It was until you got to Sefwi Bodi, that you indicated that if we voted for you, you will ensure that our request for the Western North region is granted,” Katakyie Bumangama recalled.
The Omanhene added that President Akufo-Addo has proven most people who doubted his promises wrong.
“Many people did not believe in the President’s promise, but he has proven to the world that he (President Akufo-Addo) is Ɔseadeɛyɔ (promise keeper),” he stated.
The chief added that the new region was thankful to President Akufo-Addo for the US$20 million seed fund given to the Western North Region to enable its smooth takeoff.
The Western North region is one of the six newly created regions that emerged in Ghana on December 27, 2018 through a referendum, increasing the total number of regions from 10 to 16.