Christian churches in Derma in Ahafo region have held a thanksgiving service to thank God for the appointment of indigene Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere as Deputy Minister for Ahafo Region.

The service was attended by supporters and members of the New Patriotic Party NPP, most of whom donned the party’s branded tee shirts, Muslims, members of the various churches in the area and chiefs.

Mr Yeboah Sekyere accompanied by Tano South Municipal Chief Executive, Collins Offinam and other executives of the NPP paid familiarisation visit on the traditional councils in Tano South and Tano North to express gratitude for their support.

Addressing the chiefs he stated that the region has investment potentials that could be utilized to accelerate its development.

”It is for this reason that Nana Addo’s led government has initiated prudent measures to help achieve this goal”, Mr Yeboah Sekyere added.

The deputy regional minister gave assurance that the rehabilitation of roads within Bechem township would commence by the end of the month which would be extended to the deplorable roads at Techimantia, Derma and other towns to facilitate the movement of the people and their farm produce.

Mr Yeboah Sekyere called for the effective collaboration of the traditional authorities and residents towards the achievement of the goals of the new region.

Nana Ofosu Gyeabor Akoto II, Paramount Chief of Bechem Traditional Council, expressed gratitude to President Akufo Addo for the creation of the Ahafo Region and pledged to support the Deputy Minister to enhance the development of the area.

Nana Koto Asamoah III, Omanhene of Dwomo, advised the Minister to work hard towards the development of the new region and appealed to him to ensure the rehabilitation of the Dwomo road, which is in a bad shape.

Nana Ampom Koromantan II, Krontihene of Techimantia, appealed to the deputy regional minister, to as matter of urgency, rehabilitate roads in the area and to  consider Techimantia to become the district capital.

By: Rosemond Kissiwaa|myarkfmonline|

News Reporter

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