The Paramount Chief of Berekum Traditional Area, Nana Dr. Amankra Diawuo says he is glad the Akufo-Addo government has fulfilled a promise Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia made to him and the people of Berekum.
Speaking at a durbar of chiefs in Berekum on Friday to cut the sod for the expansion of ongoing construction and rehabilitation of town roads in Berekum, the Berekum Manhene said, the ceremony marked the fulfilment of a request he made to Vice President Bawumia during a visit.
“The Vice President paid a visit to Berekum and I made a request to him on behalf of my people. I told him about the bad nature of our town roads, and he assured me that he would take my issue up when he gets back to Accra,” Nana Dr. Amankra Diawuo told the packed gathering.
He further explained that Dr Baumia stayed true to his word a few months after he left the place adding that “we heard in the media that the government has listed a number of towns to benefit from road projects and Berekum was part of it.”
“As we speak, contractors have started working on the asphalting of some of our roads. And recently, Twum Nuamah brought officials of Synohydro to my Palace and told me that they will also construct some if the Berekum town roads.”
“I am extremely happy that today, the Vice President is here in Berekum to cut the sod for this Synohydro road project in Berekum…On behalf of the people of Berekum, I thank you very much.”
The Berekum Manhene added that beyond the fulfillment of its pledge to the people of Berekum, the Akufo-Addo government deserves commendation for its great initiatives for the Ghanaian people.
“We all know the great things the NPP government is doing for the people of Ghana. We want to urge the government to keep doing good things to help us and the people of Ghana.”
While expressing his people’s gratitude, the Berekum Manhene appealed to the government to establish a technical and vocational school in the area to help train people.
He said during his youthful days in Germany, the Germans embarked on massive technical and vocational training after the second world war, and that helped in making Germany a renowned industrious country.
He said Ghana can replicate that to compliment government’s industrialisation agenda.
Vice President Bawumia thanked the people of Berekum for their support and assured that the Akufo-Addo government will continue its all-inclusive agenda of spreading development to all parts of the country.
For the Berekum municipality, Dr Bawumia said the 10-kilometre Synohydro Berekum inner-city roads will increase the total kilometre of roads the Akufo-Addo government is building and rehabilitating for Berekum town roads.
Dr Bawumia rounded up his tour of the Bono Region on Friday.
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