Your gov’t has been good to Asanteman – Otumfuo tells Akufo Addo

The Overlord of Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfour Osei Tutu II has hailed the Nana Addo-led government for it’s persistent attention to Asanteman.

On Sunday, August 16, 2022, at the start of his four-day working tour to the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace.

“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.

Continuing 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.”

Speaking on his trip to Ashanti, President Akufo-Addo said it was part of his annual ritual to go to all areas of the country to get to know the people and see firsthand what they needed in terms of development.

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.”

President Akufo-Addo said that the Ashanti region has completed over 350 kilometers of asphaltic road network.

That’s true even if you exclude the 100 km completed on city streets in Kumasi and the additional 100 km in the suburbs. During my stay in the Ashanti area, 32 individual hospital construction projects were completed.

Touching on the galamsey menace, the President stated that “I am also happy that the issue of illegal mining has become topical during my administration. Nobody spoke about it before I came, now I am happy that chiefs, including you, have all joined to see the fight to a good end. We have come to end and with your support, we will indeed succeed at it.”