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Regional News of Monday, 9 April 2018


Wassa Fiase chiefs appeal to Akufo-Addo

The Wassa Fiase Traditional Council has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Akufo-Addo to the rename the four MMDA’s within the Wassa Fiase Traditional area to reflect its traditional heritage and authority.

Acting President of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Nana Kwadu Kyerefo III mentioned this when he and nine other chiefs together with three MMDA’s, Gilbert Ken ASMAH, MCE for Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, Mozart K. Owu, MCE for Prestea Huni-Valley and Wilson Arthur, DCE for Wassa East District paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at the Jubilee House in Accra.

According to them, they wish that Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly be renamed and called Wassa Fiase Central Municipal Assembly, Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly be renamed Wassa Fiase West Municipal Assembly, Wassa East District Assembly renamed Wassa Fiase East District Assembly and Mpohor District Assembly to also be called Wassa Fiase Mpohor District Assembly.

Nana Kwadu Kyerefo III commended the President for fulfilling his free Senior High School policy as he promised in the 2016 campaign, an initiative which has led to a massive increment in enrolment at the various senior high schools across the country.

They asked the President to revamp the Bonsa Tyre Factory and Aboso Glass Factory, in line with the One District One Factory initiative which they believe will go a long way to create jobs for the teeming youth.

He said he together with his colleagues were highly impressed with the spate of development by the President barely a year and a half in office. “We are so far impressed with the growth of Tarkwa-Nsuaem and we are ready to team up with your hardworking representative, Gilbert Ken Asmah. You made the right choice for us and we are blessed to have him as our MCE,” he said.

For his part, President Akufo-Addo expressed gratitude to the Chiefs for believing and supporting his government recounting the significant role of the traditional authorities in the local government sector, urging them not to relent on their assistance to government at all times.

According to the President, all the concerns tabled by the Chiefs were noted and the necessary action shall be taken without delay.

The Chiefs later presented two kente clothes and two native sandals to the President who expressed his appreciation for the kind gesture.

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