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General News of Thursday, 30 May 2019


I’ll look into dugout frustrations – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the communities up north who are agitating about the size of irrigation dams being built for them that his administration will look into the claims and make appropriate changes if need be.

The President's submission was a direct reaction to some claims that dugouts rather than dams were being constructed.

Nana Akufo-Addo gave the assurance when he addressed the chiefs and elders of the Navrongo Traditional Council at the Jubilee House when they paid a courtesy call on him.

"There are all kinds of criticisms being made about some of our policies. Apparently, some people are not satisfied with the dams that are being built. We are looking into it to find out the truth of it," the President said.

President Akufo-Addo noted that: "Unfortunately for us in Ghana, it is difficult always to take what's read in the newspapers as the gospel because, invariably, when you go into matters, you discover that, in fact, the truth may be the opposite. Nevertheless, we’ll be looking into these matters and at the appropriate time, we’ll have the opportunity to speak about those criticisms."

Presenting an address on behalf of the Navro Pio, Pe Asagapare II, Paramount Chief of the Navrongo Traditional Area, Pe Dr Pwakweah Atudwe Manchi III, the Divisional Chief of Manyoro, requested the support of the government for the Navrongo paramountcy to renovate the broken-down colonial Navrongo Traditional Council Secretariat.

The successful rehabilitation of the facility, the chief said, "will position the Navrongo paramountcy on a proper pedestal for effective governance".

Nana Akufo-Addo described the decision to renovate the council building as a "solid one".

The Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs, the President said, will be told about it to see what he can do to support the request.