I’ll ensure NPP and Zongos are sweethearts again- Akufo Addo
President Nana Akufo Addo has vowed to restore the cordial relationship that existed between the Zongos and the New Patriotic Party in times past.
Addressing a gathering of the Chiefs, Imams and members of the Zongo community at the Kumasi Central Mosque Sunday as part of his three day tour of the Ashanti Region, the president charged them to disregard a rhetoric that has been established against his person and the NPP that they hate the Zongos and people of the Northern extraction.
With the passing into law of the 2017 National Budget by Parliament, the President said the stage has been set for his economic transformation agenda to take shape.
Nana Akufo Addo said he wants Ghanaians to regard him as an honest and truthful person, a feat he intends to achieve by making sure all his campaign promises are achieved .
President of the Council of Zongo Chiefs in the Ashanti Region on his part insisted that there was no law in the country that bars community chiefs from engaging in politics, hence their decision to openly campaign for the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 elections.
According to Naaba Musah Akanbunga, their prayers and support have led to the victory of the NPP in the elections.
He says the prayer of the Zongo community was to have a Muslim president in the near future, indicating that such leader will surely emanate from the NPP.
Naaba Akanbunga who doubles as the Ashanti Regional chief of the Frafra community also thanked the President for creating a Zongo development fund and a Ministry to that will cater for concerns of people living in the Zongo communities.
He appealed to the President to see to the reconstruction of the Aboabo drainage system to end the perennial flooding in times of heavy rains.
Hafiz Tijani | kapital971.com