DAY THREE OF THE ACCOUNTING TO THE PEOPLE TOUR: President Mahama Receives a Rousing Welcome in Adansi
The King of Adansi Nana Nana Pegyakotwene Bonsra Afriyie II in what could clearly be seen as gratitude to President Mahama defied the usual tamed speech common with Chiefs and laid bare his joy when President took the Accounting to the People Tour to Adansi. Before inspecting the 120 bed Fomena District Hospital the President paid a courtesy call on the King.
women laid their cloths on the floor, Chiefs defied protocol, children danced on the streets as President Mahama arrived in the
Adansi area. The people cheered him up with the name Oseadieyor, meaning the man who delivers what he promises.
When he arrived at the Palace of the Adansihene all the royals present let go of royal etiquette and cheered the President into the Palace.
In his welcome speech the Adansihene Nana Pegyakotwene Bonsra Afriyie II thanked the President for his dedication to developing the Adansi Kingdom. The King expressed his delight that his traditional area alone has been awarded three Community Day Senior High Schools. He also said that when he was informed about the new Fomena District Hospital he thought it would be an average sized hospital. But to his surprise when he paid a working visit to the project, he realises that it is a massive project beyond his wildest imagination. At this point the King together with his subjects present said “woao”.
The Royal leader of the Adansi Kingdon also went on to mention that the Stadium being built by the President’s government in New Adubease has never happened before in his area.
He expressed his support for the President in his quest to develop Ghana and his area.
The President in his speech recounted his programme on the tour of the Ashanti Region noting that since he is entering Adansi he needed to ask for the Adansihene’s permission. He promised to ensure that all projects due the people will see the light of day. He also appealed that the people will make the projects when delivered yield the maximum benefits for the people of the area.