The paramount Chief of the Techiman traditional area, Nana Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, has said residents of the newly created Bono East Region, together with those in Techiman, Kintampo, Nkoranza, Atebubu, Amantin, Yeji, and Abease, will forever show their appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the creation of the region.
According to Nana Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, the Chiefs and people of the Region have always advocated for the creation of Bono East, and are appreciative of the fact that it was under the Presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo that their wishes were fulfilled.
“The Constitution of ghana provides a sitting President only four years for his first term. we visit the polls once more next year? What should we do for Nana Akufo-Addo?” he asked the gathering.
He continued , “If you say we should show him our appreciation next year, let us do so. I don’t wish you to go and disgrace me,” the Omanhene added.
He made this known on Monday, 15th April, 2019, when he held a durbar in honour of President Akufo-Addo, at his palace in Techiman, on the second day of the President’s tour of the Bono East Region.
Even before the complete take-off of the Bono East Region, Nana Oseadeayo Akumfi Ameyaw IV thanked President Akufo-Addo for presenting eight new vehicles, comprising 3 Nissan Patrols and five Pickup vehicles, to the Bono East Regional Co-ordinating Council.
“Many more of those laudable goods are on their way into the region. Hospitals, schools for Techiman, Nkoranza, Kintampo, Yeji, Abease, Amanteng through to the river (Yeji), so take note of that,” he added.
Visibly impressed by the achievements of the President over the last 2 years, the Techiman Omahnene bemoaned the length of the mandate for Presidents of the Republic.
“Some time ago, President Kufuor brought this issue up but Ghanaians did not pay particular attention to what he proposed. The four years of the constitution isn’t ideal for us. If it’s possible, and Nana (President Akufo-Addo) would help us, one thing ought to be done regarding it to lengthen it, to say 5 or six years so that we can have adequate time for development,” he added.