Nana Sarfo Kantanka, Twafohene of Nkaseim
The Twafohene of Nkaseim, Nana Sarfo Kantanka, has on behalf of the chiefs and people of Nkaseim and Ahafo, commended President Akufo-Addo for ensuring that their over 40-year wait for a region is over.
Speaking at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Nkaseim in the Asutifi South Constituency during the visit of Dr. Bawumia on Tuesday, Nana Sarfo Kantanka said, for over 40 years, Ahafoman had unsuccessfully pursued successive governments for a region to be created for Ahafo, until the emergence of Nana Akufo-Addo.
He said their elders started the search for an Ahafo region 40 years ago, with that vision hatched at Nkaseim. However, it did not materialise with governments coming and going until Akufo-Addo came.
Nana Sarfo Kantanka said the elders, the Divisional Council at Nkaseim met again when President Akufo-Addo was elected and decided that to see him if he could do something about it.
He said the chief got together and truly, President Akufo-Addo has fulfilled his promise, adding he accepted the request and has honoured his promise which has given Ahafo a region.
On behalf of Ahafoman, he expressed gratitude to the President and the government, and added that apart from what the government has done for the people of Ahafo, the Akufo-Addo government also deserves commendation for its good policies, which he said are impacting the country positively.
He singled out the Free SHS intervention for special praise, noting that it has come as a relief to many parents.
He said the President has done a lot, wondering how he was going to pay the fees of his 14 children had it not been for Free SHS.
Nana Sarfo Kantanka people of the community are all farmers who the free SHS has really relieved of financial pressure.
The chief pleaded with government to assist the community with a secondary school it is establishing, already under construction, and also requested government to add Nkaseim town roads to the list of many town roads that are being rehabilitated.
Vice President Bawumia urged the Chief and people to rally behind President Akufo-Addo by giving him four more years because he is a President who has kept faith with the people and truly cares for the welfare of the Ghanaian people and the development of the nation.
Vice President Bawumia embarked on a one-day tour of the Ahafo Region, with his visits taking him to the Asunafo South, Asutifi South and Tano South constituencies.