- Chief of Gonja, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa, confers the title King of Promise Keepers on Akufo-Addo
- He thanked President Akufo-Addo for all the development he has brought in Savannah Region
- Akufo-Addo was in the Savannah Region to cut the sod for the construction of the Damongo Water Supply Project
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has been crowned King of Promise Keepers by the paramount chief of Gonja, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa.
The Overlord of Gonja made this known when the president toured some areas in northern Ghana last week.
According to the Yagbonwura, he conferred the title on President Akufo-Addo because of what he has done for Ghana and the people of the Savannah Region.
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“The people of the Republic see you as a man of hope with vision for acting swiftly and walking your talk.”
The chief further noted that Akufo-Addo's tenure as president is bridging the gaps and strongly developing and transforming the country.
"Let me quickly prompt you that your boldness, affableness, dedication, determination, and call to duty in time touched the traditional authority of the Gonja Kingdom to give a new branding to your name, His Excellency Gariba Yenawura Wura."
The Overlord also thanked Aufo-Addo for the creation of the Savanna Region.
President Nana Akuf-Addo on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of Gonja before he went ahead to cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the $49 million Damongo Water Supply Project.
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“Mr. President, as you cut sod for works to begin to supply potable water to the Damongo township, I have the belief that it will extend to benefit the junction community, connecting to Busunu, Mempeasem, Dzornukuntu, Atsuvunyo and to Larabanga,” the chief said.
Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa Sulemana Jakpa further expressed his appreciation to the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, and to the Managing Director of Ghana Water Company Limited, Dr. Clifford Braimah for their tremendous contribution and bold steps in their resolve to find solution to the acute water challenge in the region.
The Overlord of Gonja lastly, appealed to President Akufo-Addo to help construct more road network linkages and connections within the Region.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaians will enjoy three more months of free water and electricity supply, Finance Minister, Kem Ofori-Atta, announced during the presentation of the mid-year budget to Parliament.
According to the Minister, the free water will be enjoyed by all consumers and the free electricity will be enjoyed by lifeline consumers.
This will bring it to six months that the water and electricity supplies have been subsidised to help consumers cope with the economic challenges arising from the novel coronavirus.
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Source: Yen Ghana