- Nana Addo has urged the clergy to provide him spiritual support
- The president has ended his 3-day tour of the Northern Region
- Some fallout from the tour include the call for a referendum to determine the creation of new regions
President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is calling on Ghana's spiritual leaders to remember him in their prayers.
The president said the pressure to deliver the promises made to Ghanaians is intense and could only take prayers to fully deliver them. These words by the president were made when he worshiped at the Ola Catholic Cathedral in Tamale as during his three-day working tour of the Northern Region.
"I am here to worship and to ask for more prayers to be able to fulfill his numerous campaign promises. The regional tours offered me the opportunity to interact with the grassroots whose concerns will enable me to readjust and deliver on my mandate," Nana Addo stated.
Meanwhile, the Archbishop for the Tamale Archdiocese, Most Rev Philip Naameh, tasked the president to make time and commune with God for directions on how best to lead the country.
Delivering his homily at the Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic church in Tamale, Naameh challenged the president and his team to draw inspirations from the Bible and also make time to reflect on their mode of governance to make the necessary amendments.
Creation of 6 new regions
Meanwhile, fallout from the president's tour have been a directive given to the electoral commission to prepare for a referendum in 2018 to determine whether to create new districts or not.
Nana Addo believes there was a growing demand for the creation of new regions when he assumed an office which he referred such demands to the Council of State to look into.
These regions, the president suggests, will be the Western North which will be carved out of the Western region, Bono East and Ahafo to be created out of the Brong Ahafo region, North East and Savannah as well as the Oti region be separated from the Northern and the Volta regions.
Recounting the historical background surrounding the creation of regions in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo noted that, in 1952, the Western and Eastern Regions were created, bringing the total number of regions in Ghana to four (4). The Plebiscite of 1956 ensured that Trans-Volta became the country’s 5th Region.
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