The Kpembewura, Paramount Chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area, Kpembewura Banbage Ndefuso lV, has lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the development projects and the implementation of pro-poor policies across the his Traditional Area.
The Chief, noted that the policies and projects included, sustainable potable water supply, AstroTurf, Warehouse facility almost completed, an almost completed rice factory, construction of Salaga town roads among others.
The Paramount Chief applauded the President when he called on him at his Palace at Kpembe, in the East Gonja Municipality as part of his two-day tour of the Savannah Region.
He said, “These policies made life meaningful to the poor and the Savannah Region as a young Region for which the policies perfectly fit. Indeed the impact of your government has been felt by the whole country, especially the people of the Savannah Region.”
The Paramount Chief said the policies and development were evident in the construction of an ultramodern AstroTurf in the area which will be commissioned by President Akufo-Addo himself.
“Mr President, the projects witnessed have been on the request list of the area for a long time, certainly, we owe you tonnes of gratitude,” he said.
The Paramount Chief appealed to the President to consider establishing a University College of Education to help improve the standard of education in the area.
He also appealed to the President to intervene in the speedy construction of the a hospital which has been abandoned for almost 15 years.
The Chief requested from the president to increase the quota of 200 students allocation given to the Kpembe Nursing and Midwifery Training College as he said several students though having the qualification are normally left disappointed due to the less quota given to the school to admit students.
“Some roads notable the Tamale- Mankago road among others have come to a stand still and contractors currently not at site and hence am appealing to you to use your good office to ensure the speedy construction of such important roads”, Kpembewura told the President.
President Akufo-Addo, in his address, noted that his two-day visit to the Region was to thank the chiefs and people for the support he received during the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
He said the NPP in the Savannah Region moved from one parliamentary seat to three during the 2020 elections and said it was a mark of improvement.
“I want to put on record my appreciation for your words of commendation about the work of my government and the various matters that you have seen as being policies that are improving the lives of our people.
“The requests that you have made from me, the expansion of road networks, increasing the quota for the Nursing and Midwifery Training College, works on the District hospital, are requests that are of course going to be acted upon,” President Akufo-Addo said.
The President who is on a two-day working visit in the Savannah Region also commissioned the Salaga Water Supply project and inspected road projects at Kpembe and Salaga.
The President also opened the newly constructed AstroTurf football pitch in Salaga and inspected an ongoing work on the 71km Bunjai-Fufulso road, which is currently 30% complete and will be completed in August 2023.