President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday assured the people of Central Region that his administration would work assiduously to develop the area.

He said the government would transform the region from its present position as the third poorest in the country into a better and glorious one.

President Mahama joined chiefs and people of the Oguaa Traditional Area at a durbar to climax the celebration of the Fetu Afahye, at the Cape Coast Jubilee Park.

The President used the occasion to introduce the technical team from China that would execute the Kotokuraba Market project.

The President promised that the Market and Stadium projects in Cape Coast would be completed and inaugurated in due time.

President Mahama solicited prayers, support and cooperation of the people to enable him to achieve these objectives.

The President appealed to the people to embrace peace to enable the government to successfully carry out its projects to facilitate national growth.

The week-long festival was on the theme: “The role of Asafo companies: the past, the present and the future”.

The Omanhen of Oguaa, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, and the Chief Executive of Cape Coast Municipality, Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins, earlier performed ceremonies to name three principal streets in town in memory of President Mills.