The Paramount Chief of the Nandom Traditional Area, Naa (Dr) Puo-Uore Chiir VII, has thanked government for the introduction of the Free Senior High School initiative, the planting for food and jobs, the one village one dam initiative and for fulfilling its promise of constructing a number of roads in the area.
According to Nandom Naa, the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy has brought relief to parents and guardians and alleviated the huge financial burden parents had faced over the years.
Naa (Dr) Puo-Uore Chiir VII said the Planting for Food and Jobs programme has also come in handy, providing essential support to farmers.
The One Village One Dam programme, he said, would be a welcome relief and provide opportunity for all year-round farming.
He was speaking during the grand durbar of the celebration of the 2018 edition of the Kakube Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Nandom Traditional Area, with the Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in attendance as special guest of honour.
The Vice President commended the sons and daughters of Nandom for the peace the traditional area continues to enjoy, and urged them to use it as a platform for the accelerated development of the area.
Vice President Bawumia also commended Naa (Dr) Puo-Uore Chiir VII, Paramount Chief and President of the Nandom Traditional Council for his able leadership over the years that has led to peace and progress in the traditional area.
“I was here last year at the celebration and was the Guest of Honour. This year, you have given me the same opportunity to celebrate with you. I am most honoured, delighted and grateful.
“I wish to congratulate you for this celebration and this alone is clear testimony of the Peace and Unity that exists amongst you. I encourage you to maintain this high standard of Peace and Unity. And let that become a platform of development for the Nandom people so that it will become an example for others.”
.Earlier in the day, Vice President inspected ongoing works on the Nandom town roads and urged the contractors, P & W Ghanem Limited, to ensure the highest quality of road to guarantee the people of Nandom value for money on the investment.