The Overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa I, has told the 2016 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the major concern of his people is the lack of potable water.
The overlord of Gonjaland, in his remarks to the NPP flag bearer, also indicated that the lack of jobs for the teeming youth was a source of great worry to him.
He stated that he was pleased that Nana Akufo-Addo had outlined policy interventions, such as the ‘1-District-1-Factory’, ‘1-Village-1-Dam’ policies, to help create jobs in every part of the country and stop the migration of the youth from the north in search of non-existent jobs in the south.
“You have stated that your desire is to ensure that Gonjaland, in its entirety, moves forward. In previous years, Gonjaland made considerable progress. Now, we are in a recession. So if you are saying you want to move Gonjaland forward, then I embrace you warmly.”
The Yagbonwura urged the NPP flag bearer to conduct his campaign based on issues, devoid of insults, and stressed that “we have heard what you are saying to us, and we will pray to God for you so he grants you your heart’s desire. We will back you with prayers. The Presidency is yours.”
Ghana is a rich country
Nana Akufo-Addo, in his remarks to Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa I, noted that “Ghana finds herself in difficult times under the leadership of President Mahama, so we must change the national direction and leadership in December so that Ghana can be restored onto the path of progress and prosperity.”
“Our country is a rich country. It is poor governance that is keeping us where we are today. We have an opportunity this December to change the circumstances of our country. So I have come to appeal to you for the support of yourself and the people of the Gonja Kingdom,” he said.
He continued, “We in the NPP have the men and women who can give this country a first-class government, and we have the policies that can get our country working again, create jobs for young people and bring about an improvement in the quality of life of all Ghanaians.”
The NPP flag bearer noted in response to the request by the Yagbonwura for the provision of potable water that it was for that reason why he had announced the setting up of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).