President Akufo-Addo has received praise from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his ongoing commitment to Asanteman, which has elevated the region to a position of honor and prominence in terms of national development.
President Akufo-administration, Addo’s according to the Overlord of the Asante Kingdom, has been closely watched since 2017. He emphasized that “topics of major relevance to the development of Asanteman have been placed on the front burner of government’s development agenda.”
When the President paid him a courtesy call at the Manhyia Palace on Sunday, August 16, 2022, to begin his four-day business visit to the Ashanti Region, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II let him know.
“On the occasion of your visit four-day visit here, which has become a regular feature, I am happy you are here to commission and inspect the projects undertaken by your government for all to see that, indeed, under you, Asanteman has benefited, he said.
“you have served us well and brought honour to Asanteman in the two terms that you have served as President. Therefore, I can only ask of the blessings of Almighty God and that of the ancestors for continued strength to serve Ghana.” he added.
President Akufo-Addo, on his part, said the visit to the Ashanti region was part of his yearly routine to visit all the regions across the country to acquaint for himself and deliver first-hand the development needs of the people.
He said, “at the end of his four-day tour of the region, all will know that indeed Asanteman has benefitted significantly in terms of development.”
Nearly 350 kilometers of asphaltic road network have been completed in the Ashanti area, according to President Akufo-Addo.
This is true whether 100 kilometers are traveled within the Kumasi Metropolis or 100 kilometers are traveled on urban roadways.
In the Ashanti region during my tenure there, 32 different hospital projects have been completed.
The President said, in reference to the galamsey threat, “I am also delighted that the subject of illegal mining has gained attention under my term.
Before I arrived, no one mentioned it, so I’m pleased that chiefs—including you—have all cooperated to see the battle through to a successful conclusion.
We’ve reached the end, and with your help, we’ll definitely be successful.