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Saboba chiefs plead with president Akuffo Addo to give them a traditional council.

The Paramount Chief of the Saboba traditional area has appealed to President Nana Akkufo Addo to consider the establishment of a traditional council within the Saboba Likpakpang area.

He explained that, the new traditional council will facilitate rapid development of not only Saboba but also Likpakpang and other communities within the enclave.

Speaking at a durbar in Saboba to welcome the President, Borwan John Mater lamented about the poor road network across the district which he said impedes transportation of goods and people. He therefore appealed to the President to commit some resources to fixing the roads.

The Paramount Chief also bemoaned the lack of a befitting district hospital in the area to serve the health needs of his people.

President Nana Akuffo Addo told the durbar that the recurring water challenges in the Saboba area will seize once the ongoing water project is complete in November this year.

He said his government remained committed to improving the lives of all citizenry.

The President, however expressed worry over the widespread smuggling of fertilizer meant for the Planting for Food and Jobs programme and appealed to the Chiefs and the security agencies to work together to curb the menace.

Responding to the roads challenges; the Minister for Roads and Highways assured the Chief that work will begin next month and major roads with the district will be tackled.

He said government has secured a 50 bridge construction deal with the Chezch government and three of those contracts will address the Yendi, Saboba and, Oti river bridges.

The President later addressed a durbar in his honor at Gushegu where he congratulated the Gushe-Naa Abdulai ShitobuI, on his successful enskinment and urged him to work to bringing lasting peace to the area to attack the needed development for his people.

The President while in Gushegu inspected ongoing workings at the Gushegu smock weaving center and a water treatment plant under construction, where contractors assured him that work was progressing speedily and would be completed on schedule.

Source: Diamondfmonline.com/ Ken Zurre

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