President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in a group photograph with the chiefs and people of the North East Region after the presentation
THE OVERLORD of Mamprugu, Nayiri Nabohagu Mahami Sheriga, has lauded President Akufo-Addo for the creation of the North East Region.
He was speaking at the Jubilee House, the seat of government earlier today, where President Akufo-Addo presented the Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 116) for the creation of the North East Region.
President Akufo-Addo, during his presentation, declared Nalerigu the capital of the North East Region.
In a speech given on his behalf by his spokesperson, Yidaama Zakaria, the overlord described President Akufo-Addo as a peacemaker, a generational thinker.
He stated emphatically that “you are a peacemaker, a generational thinker and above all a peerless politician. You have devoted your entire life to serve humanity, sometimes at the very peril of your priceless gift of life. You have over the last two years, since you assumption of the reigns of leadership building the frontiers of democracy. Your very wait in the queue in realizing your political ambition was divine. You were destined by the Almighty God to lead this country at a critical time such as this.”
He observed that the president is one person in Ghana who has lived his entire life working in the interest of humanity.
According to him, “It pays to have patience, to wait for God’s own appointed time. You are an epitome of all virtues of courage, patience and humility, you are, indeed, a rare gem of a politician.”
Meanwhile, the overlord has referred to the new region as a critical ingredient for development, peace and social harmony in the area.
“Your Excellency, I wish to assure you that the North East Region is the vehicle to drive the development agenda for the people in region. We shall partner to make sure that the engine of this vehicle is at all time oiled to keep it in perfect state and function…The North East Region has a fair share of natural resources. The region has large deposits of valuable minerals such as gold. The region has rich fertile value dotted across for commercial farming. This can be tapped for national development,” he stated.
BY Melvin Tarlue