Chiefs in the Dormaa Traditional Area have commended the government of President Akufo-Addo for keeping faith with Dormaaman since assuming office in 2017.
At a Durbar of Chiefs at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa West Constituency last Friday, Barima Dei Kusi Gyabaah, Dormaa Ankobeahene, speaking on behalf of the Chiefs, said Dormaaman has benefitted immensely from the Akufo-Addo government in terms of government appointees and infrastructure development.
“Since your government came into office, you have significantly helped and improved Dormaaman,” the Dormaa Ankobeahene said.
“The IGP is from Dormaa, the Army Commander is from Dormaa, the Minister for Health, whom the President told us plays a key role in his government, is from Dormaa, the Brong Ahafo Minister is from Dormaa and Mr. Vice President, your own spokesperson Dr. Gideon Boako, who has been so supportive of you, is also an illustrations son of Dormaa.”
The Chiefs added that apart from the honour done Dormaaman with these high-profile appointments, the Akufo-Addo government has undertaken a lot of developmental projects for the community since assuming office in 2017.
“Apart from these, the government has also done a lot for us. We are benefitting from Free SHS, you have built asphalt roads in Dormaa, Dormaaman is benefitting from the Agric school you have built, recently a police post was opened here.”
“As for school buildings, you have built a lot in Dormaaman. You have also built a stadium in Dormaa, which is quite impressive.”
“This means your government has been very faithful with us,” the Chief told Vice President Bawumia, on behalf of his people.
While expressing their appreciation to the government, the Chiefs added that Dormaaman is very big, and therefore, requires more development in the area.
“Dormaaman is very big; it is made up of Abisem, Bomaa and Dormaa and we have about 5 districts under Dormaa so Dormaaman plays important role in the country. Dormaa is particularly significant in the new Bono Region.”
“We still have challenges, which we call on the government to continue to support us. Some of our communities lack good roads, and one of our major concern, which we want you to look is the cost of feed for our poultry farmers because poultry is one of the main activities here.”
The Dormaa Ankobeahene also appealed to natives of Dormaaman, who are appointees of the government to also contribute in developing the community.
“I want to say the President gave you these positions so that you can serve the country and also help us.”
Vice President Bawumia expressed the government’s gratitude to the Chiefs and people of Dormaa for their support, and assured them of government’s commitment to spread more development to the area.
He said, contractors are already on sight constructing and rehabilitating more roads within Dormaaman and the Bono Region in general.
He urged them to continue to support President Akufo-Addo and retain him for a second term for him to continue the good works he has started.
The Vice President was accompanied by some government officials, including the Bono Regional Minister Evelyn Kumi-Richardson.