I know you don’t disappoint; Asanteman will be proud to see you fulfil your promises – Otumfuo to Nana Addo
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has praised President Akufo-Addo for being a man of his words. Nana Akufo-Addo is embarking on a 4-day working visit in the Ashanti Region. He paid a first visit to the monarch’s palace and asked for the King’s blessing for the rest of his term in office.
Otumfuo thanked the President for deciding to tour the country to see things himself. “If you stay in your office, your appointees will tell you the sweet things you want to hear. This tour will help you verify what you hear and know the truth.” The King added.
“I know you and you do not disappoint. I trust you and I know you will honour Asanteman,” the Asantehene emphasized.
In showing his gratitude to the Asanteman for the huge endorsement they gave to him and the New Patriotic Party during the 2021 elections, President Akufo-Addo said “I am here to show my gratitude to you and Asanteman for your support in the last elections. You have supported the NPP since time immemorial, and in the last elections, but for your unshrinking support and that of Asanteman to me and the NPP, we would not have been in government.”
The President indicated that he was in the region to familiarise himself with various development projects ongoing in the region and to listen to the concerns of the people.
“There are many ongoing projects. We can all attest to the fact that Kumasi and Asanteman have not witnessed such massive road infrastructural projects in our political history. Other projects like the 1D1F, the ongoing Kumasi Airport construction which is 77% complete and by June next year, it will be completed after which its international status will be achieved’’ he said.
The President was accompanied by Ashanti Regional Minister imon Osei Mensah; Minister of Food and Agriculture, Owusu Afriyie Akoto; Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen; Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori-Asiamah; Francis Asenso-Boakye, Minister of Works and Housing; National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah; and the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako and several other government and party officials.