We’re Behind You – Builsa Chiefs Assure Nana

President Akufo-Addo in a photograph with his host guests at the Jubilee House in Accra.

The chiefs and people of the Builsa Traditional Area have pledged their unflinching support for President Akufo-Addo and his administration.

They made the commitment at the Jubilee House on Tuesday when they paid a courtesy call on the President.

They expressed satisfaction with the various programmes and policies being implemented by the Akufo-Addo administration, notably the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme, One District, One Factory, One Village, One Dam, among others.

Speaking at the brief meeting, Paramount Chief of the Traditional area, Naab Azagsuk Azantilow said, “We want to assure you that we, from the Builsa Traditional Area, support the Free Senior High School programme and would do everything within our means to help sustain it.”

“The policy has come as relief to parents, who otherwise would have been having sleepless nights trying to raise the resources in order to pay their wards fees…thank you very much.

He said, “12 mechanized boreholes have also been constructed in the traditional area which we, the people of Builsa, are most grateful to you.”

They resolved to do everything possible to help the government sustain the implementation of the various programmes and policies.

That notwithstanding, Naab Azantilow appealed to government to help complete a self-help project for the senior high school at Chuchuliga, absorb the Weiga Community School into the public sector, tar the Navrongo-Sandema-Wiaga-Fumbisi Road, the Sandema-Doninga-Santejan-Wa Road, establish a tractor pool in the area, nurse or teacher training school, technical institute, district hospital, among others.

An elated President Akufo-Addo, who thanked the chiefs for the visit, “we want now to move our country to do all-year round agriculture, especially in your areas and these things- One-Village One-Dam Project and warehouse, are being done to allow that to happen, so that you have relief, you have greater productivity and then also we can find a way of keeping the young men up there to work instead of coming here,” he told the chiefs.

That, he said, was because “the development of our human capital is the most important thing that we have to do, because once that is done- we have seen from other countries- the process of development becomes much easier for us, and becomes much more rapid; that is why I’m determined that the limited resources that we have in this country we prioritize them. Education is at the height of all our priorities as far as the future of our country is concerned.”

He promised to help complete the Chuchuliga Senior High and tar the Navrongo-Sandema-Wiaga-Fumbisi Road, among others.

By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent