The Chiefs and People of the Builsa Traditional Area in the Upper East Region have prayed for a long reign for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party and have symbolically adorned him with a crown of Victory.
The gesture of Nab Azagsuk Azantilow, the Paramount Chief of the Builsa Traditional Area and his people is in appreciation of the current government under President Akufo-Addo’ decision to award a contract for the construction of a bridge over the Santejan River in the area.
The Sandem-Nab and Overlord of the Builsa Traditional Area Nab Azagsuk Azantilow, “This is a project our late father Nab Sir Azantilow had appealed to all governments, since independence, to bridge the river, but to no avail. It is only your government, Your Excellency that has listened favourably to us and has awarded the contract to bridge the river.”
The Sandem-Nab was confident that “our late father would roll happily in his grave, that Nana (Akufo-Addo) has made his dream come true, and certainly would wish and pray that Nana (Akufo-Addo) stays longer enough to make our country greater and stronger.”
Nab Azagsuk Azantilow made this known on Thursday, 20th December, 2018, when President Akufo-Addo joined the Chiefs and people of Sandema to celebrate the Feok Festival, marking the defeat, by their forefathers, of slave raiders in Builsa.
Addressing the gathering, the Sandem-Nab noted that “for almost 20 years or more, no sitting President has joined us in celebrating this Festival. We the Chiefs and people of Builsa are, therefore, most grateful to your Excellency for your show of love.”
He, thus, urged residents of Builsa and, indeed, all Ghanaians to take advantage of “the numerous policies and programmes rolled out by the Government to improve our well-being by actively supporting the “One Village, One Dam”, “One District, One Factory”, Planting for Food and Jobs, and many other policies and programmes.”