The Overlord of Mamprugu, the Nayiri, Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, has thanked the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the creation of the North East Region, as it has elevated development in the region.
According to the Nayiri, the North East Region was borne out of his ʻvisionary and sterling leadershipʻ of the President, adding that he wish to once again register their sincere gratitude to the government for this precious gift.
Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga made this statements while addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Nalerigu on Thursday, 16th May, 2019, held in honour of President Akufo-Addo
In his remarks, the Overlord of Mamprugu thanked President Akufo-Addo for the award of Janga-Nasia-Kparigu road for construction, indicating that, heʻs happy with the steadily progress of work.
He equally expressed his appreciation to the President for similar construction works going on in Walewale, Gambaga and Nalerigu town roads. It is my conviction that similar works will be done in Bunkpurugu, Chereponi.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo reiterated his commitment not to concentrate all regional institutions in the capital, but rather, spread the regional facilities all through the region, so that every aspect of the region feels part of the new development that is taking place.
The Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, further appealed to residents of the North East Region to go about the construction of this new region with a single, undivided objective that they are going to build a great new region.
He continued, When people look back on what has happened, they will say that in the reign of Naa Bohogu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga and Nana Akufo Addo, as President, that the North East Region took off, and became a great region.
President Akufo-Addo also commissioned the Sakogu Community Day Senior High School, and interacted with students of the Nakpanduri Senior High School, where he also commissioned a 120-bed capacity dormitory.
He also presented 8 vehicles, comprising
3 Nissan Patrol SUVs and 5 pickup vehicles to the North East Regional Co-ordinating Council to facilitate their work.
In Bunkpurugu, President Akufo-Addo inspected ongoing works on the bitumen surfacing of the 6.1 kilometre Bunkpurugu town roads. The contract, which was awarded on 30th November, is expected be completed in 18 months, thatʻs, 29th May, 2020.