The Paramount Chief of Kworli Traditional Area in the Zabzugu Constituency of the Northern Region, Naabakpema Mahama Ahmed Mahama has said that the people of Dagbon will forever remain grateful to the government of President Akufo-Addo for the immense contribution to the restoration of peace in Dagbon.
Speaking during a durbar of Chiefs and people of the Kworle Traditionak area in Nakpali on Saturday, which Vice President Bawumia attended, the Paramount Chief said posterity will never forget the role President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Bawumia played to resolve the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis.
“On behalf of the people of Kworli traditional area, I wish to thank His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo ‘elephantly’ for the fatherly role he played in resolving the age long Dagbon Chieftaincy crisis,” Naabakpema Mahama said.
“The Nana-Bawumia led government has been written in the history books of Dagbon in particular and the world in general. We will forever remain grateful to you and your government,” the Chief said.
“President Akufo-Addo could not have done what that without your support, your support, Your Excellency. Dagbon history will never forget Nana Bawumia.”
While commending the President and his Vice, the Paramount Chief congratulated Vice President Bawumia for his fourth successive partnership with President Akufo-Addo as the running mate for the NPP’s ticket in next month’s election.
The Kworli Paramount Chief mentioned a number of developmental challenges in areas of education, health, economic growth among others that are affecting the community.
“Lack of Senior High School in Kworli traditional area is a major grievance which needs your attention. The absence of the senior high school has aggravated the illiteracy rate in the area hence our low development”, he pointed out.
The Chief also appealed to government to upgrade the Nakpali Health Centre into a Poly Clinic, emphasising the facility is the only referral health centre for seven CHPS zones in the district.
“Only five out 50 communities in the Kworli traditional area are connected to the national grid with three ongoing projects. I am therefore appealing to you on behalf of the people to assist us connect Laribanga, Maa/Finaayili, Bagmani, Tindang, Subruni, Nagbumba, Kukuokpanga, Dazuligbuni and Binyinkumdo to national grid”, he urged.
In his response, the Vice President promised that these challenges will be fixed.
Dr Bawumia appealed to Chiefs and people of the Kworli traditional area in the Zabzugu constituency to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the area, John Benaam Jabaah and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to bring the needed development to the area.
“When you vote John Benaam as your MP all these problems will be resolved because he can walk to my office and Nana Akufo-Addo’s but if you vote an NDC MP, he cannot come to me or the President, he cannot work he will be in parliament taking tea which will not bring you development”
“Do you want an MP who goes to parliament to drink tea or you want an MP who will work to bring development” he further asked the gathering.
Vice President Bawumia thanked the Chiefs and people of the area for their warm words and urged them to continue to support President Akufo-Addo to enable him continue with his all-inclusive development policies.
Dr. Bawumia stresses that President Akufo-Addo has proven that he is committed to the development of the country, especially providing equal opportunities for all through his government’s pro poor policies such as planting for food and jobs, one village one dam, one constituency one ambulance, as well as Free SHS.
Vice President Bawumia is in the Northern Region for a three-day tour after resuming his campaign on Saturday.