Nana Kwasi Opoku Mintah the chief of Kwahu Tafo in the Afram Plains area has extolled president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the introduction of the Free Senior High School policy, saying posterity will be kind to him.
According to him, the president has energized the Ghanaian youth across the country with the Free Senior High School policy, adding that it has given Ghanaian youth the opportunity to chart a progressive future for themselves.
“Investing in education and in the future of our children involves a huge capital outlay. We know it will take some years before we can fully realise and appreciate the full benefits of Free SHS. One day, Ghanaians will make reference to you, President Akufo-Addo, and the impact Free SHS has had on us. Posterity will be kind to you,” he added.
Being of the belief that “you (President Akufo-Addo) had used all of Ghana’s monies to pay for the fees of children”, Nana Kwasi Opoku Mintah told the gathering that “we were not expecting to have electricity extended to us, but today Adawso, a town in this district, has electricity.”
Nana Kwasi Opoku Mintah made this known on Saturday, 24th November, 2018, when President Akufo-Addo visited Donkorkrom on the final day of his 3-day tour of the Eastern Region.
On Government’s pledge of providing the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, the Afram Plains Chief expressed his surprise at the numerous infrastructural projects undertaken in the constituency, prominent amongst them being the completion of two 1,000 metric ton warehouses in Afram Plains North and South.
“I have seen it with my own eyes, and we are grateful. When you promise, you redeem that promise, and we thank you,” he added.
Nana Kwasi Mintah appealed to President Akufo-Addo to construct a College of Education in the Afram Plains, which will help in the training and retention of teachers “to teach our own children.”
With the district being major beneficiaries of the programme for “Planting for Food and Jobs”, the Chief noted that the production of cashew and onions are booming, and, thus, requested for the construction of their roads to help in carting the produce.