President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as “unwise”, “disgrace” ,“old fashion” and embarrassing the continuous clash between members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
“Stopping the hunt for “grasscutter” and attacking your brother because you are not in the same political party is uncultured what at all is this,” he asserted.
He explained that politics in the country has developed immensely from that lane hence the need for residents in the area and Ghanaians in general to cultivate the habit of tolerating each other no matter ones political affiliation.
President Akufo-Addo further reiterated the need for security personnel in the area to desist from politicizing crimes in the area as he believes will help combat the continuous clash in the district.
“I have told you before and will say it again that crime has no political affiliation and as such you must make the laws of the country work”, he noted.
“Don’t ask about the political affiliation of anyone arrested as crime is no respecter of person even if you are a minister”, he opined.
President Akufo-Addo made this known on Saturday, 19th May, 2018, when he visited the Asutifi South, Asutifi North, Asunafo North and Asunafo South constituencies, on day 2 of his 3-day tour of the Brong Ahafo Region.
As part of his tour, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned an administrative block for the Asunafo South District Assembly; and inspected the newly constructed bridge for residents of Asumura in the Asunafo North constituency.
President Akufo-Addo also commissioned the newly constructed special ward at the St. Theresa’s Hospital at Hwidiem in Asutifi South; and inspected the 68-bed hospital and semi-detached maternity block, which is under construction at Kenyasi in the Asutifi North constituency.
The President accompanied by some Ministers of State and Members of Parliament (MPs) is in the area to engage with the chiefs and people to get to know their felt development needs.
The “Janet Awuah Special Ward”, cost about GH¢360,000.00 to complete and was funded by Mr. Yaw Owusu-Brempong, a Philanthropist and Chief Executive Officer of Venture Capital Trust Fund.
It has six rooms, nurses’ station, washroom and bath, hospital beds and mattresses and fixed with air conditioners and flat screen television sets.
President Akufo-Addo said the government recognised the vital contribution the churches had been making towards health and education development and praised Mr. Owusu-Brempong for the project.
He repeated that his government inherited a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) debt of GH¢1.2 billion, out of which, it had paid GH¢1 billion.
On the creation of new regions, President Akufo-Addo said he was confident a referendum would be held in coming October to pave the way for the establishment of the regions by the end of the year.
By:Salomey Akosua Agyapong/Ghana/107.1 Ark FM