Wa Naa Presents ‘Victory Smock’ to Chief of Staff
The overlord of the Wa Traditional Council, Naa Seidu Fuseni Pelpuo IV, yesterday presented a hand-woven smock as a gift to the Chief of Staff Mr Julius Debrah to show his appreciation for the developmental projects embarked on by government in the Upper West Region.
Naa Seidu , who was confident of President Mahama’s victory come December 7 ,asked the Chief of Staff to wear the smock to the grand durbar of the Damba festival which falls on January 1,2016 when he accompanies the president to the celebrate the festival with them next year.
He said this when Mr Debrah paid a courtesy call on him at his palace as part of his six-day tour of the Upper West Region to meet with executives,parliamentary candidates and party faithful of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in preparations towards the December 7 poll.
The Wa Naa mentioned the construction of the 180-bed Wa Regional Hospital, reviewing of the status of Wa Polytechnic to be converted into a technical university and other developmental projects as a sign of government’s commitment to developing the region.
He appealed for more government interventions and noted that with the winning of this year’s Premier League by Wa All Stars, the Upper West Region deserves an ultramodern stadium to boost sports .
On his part, the Chief of Staff thanked the Wa Naa and his council of elders for the honour done him with the presentation of the smock and pledged government’s commitment towards developing the region when President Mahama is given another term in office.
He assured the overlord that the construction of a modern stadium befitting the region would be done by the president as part of his promise of building additional five stadiums in five regions of the country.
Mr Debrah added that it was improper for others to call for a change in government when the current regime is performing and delivering on its mandate to the people of Ghana.
According to the former Local Government and Rural Development and Eastern Regional minister, countries like Malaysia, Singapore,China among others would not have developed if they kept changing performing governments, thus the NDC administration deserves another term in office to keep developing Ghana.
He told Naa Seidu and his elders that President Mahama had sent him to officially present the NDC’s 2016 manifesto to him and his people to apprise themselves of the major interventions that the president intends implementing in critical sectors of the economy of Ghana if voted for on December 7.
On Agriculture, the Chief of Staff revealed that the next NDC government would implement “an improved Operation Feed Yourself” policy initiated under the Acheampong regime by establishing agricultural mechanized centers across the country to give access to farming machineries such tractors, improved crop seeds,fertilizers, storage facilities,credit facilities,extension services and everything needed to give the agriculture sector a major boost.
This he noted would make investments in agriculture very attractive especially to the youth and Ghana as a country can be food sufficient with excess produce processed for local consumption or exported to generate foreign revenue.
Speaking to The Republic,the Upper West Regional Women’s Organiser of the NDC, Hajia Cecilia Hamza expressed her delight about the visit of Mr Debrah to the region.
She noted that the Chief of Staff’s visit is a demonstration of the fact that all hands must come on deck to mobilise enough votes for the NDC to get another term in office.
Mr Debrah later had a family meeting with the regional executives and parliamentary candidates of the NDC and Municipal,Metropolitan and District Chief Executives in the region on the way forward for party unity for victory on election day.
He received a rousing welcome later yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the Wicheau Naa and Dorimon Naa and their elders in the Wa West Constituency.
Accompanying the Chief of Staff on his tour are the Upper West Regional Minister and his deputy, MMDCEs, regional and constituency executives, parliamentary candidates among others.