Paramount chief of Gonjaland traditional area, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Borsesa Sulemana Jakpa I, has commended government for the many social interventions that are aimed that reducing poverty and improving living conditions in the country.
He mentioned the planting for food and Jobs, the free SHS, the one village one dam and the one district one factory projects, which he stated were positively impacting the lives of ordinary Ghanaians even though some are yet to be rolled out.
At a ceremony at his palace in Damongo to welcome the President Akuffo Addo to his area, Gonjaland, the Yagbonwura said government had so far shown commitment to alleviating poverty and improving the living conditions of Ghanaians.
Yagbonwura Tuntumba Borsesa, said the Gonjaland Traditional Council is taking steps to ensure that all ethnic groups in the area were fairly and equitably represented in the traditional council to ensure peace and development when the yet to be created Savannah region materializes.
He stressed the need for a befitting road network that will link Eastern Gonja to the proposed regional capital in Damongo and open up the agricultural area for large scale irrigated commercial farms.
President Nana Akuffo Addo said his government will soon commence the construction of 10 solar powered boreholes within the Damongo constituency to address the water challenges in the area.
He added that, 10 communities in the Damongo constituency are also expected benefit from the first phase of the one dam one dam project to enable them engage in all year round farming.
President Nana Akuffo Addo, who has since ended his three day visit of the Northern Region, assured the people of his vision of transforming the country, saying the creation of new regions can only manifest, if they go for a ‘yes vote’ on the day of the referendum.