The President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has reiterated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will not abandon projects started by the out-going John Mahama government.
Nana Addo made this known when he paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba, Naba Asigiri Abugrago Azoka II as part of his 2-day thank you tour to traditional leaders for their support in the December 7 polls.
He said: “The projects that the John Mahama government has started we are going to do our best to make sure that they come to a conclusion. In our manifesto we have a whole chapter dealing with suspended projects in one region or the other, it is not good for Ghana and I am not going to add to that story. I am coming to complete whatever work that is in-progress and am going to complete them, so Ghanaians’ should have no fears at all.”
Nana Addo added that he will not interfere in the chieftaincy issues of Bawku, but will ensure that the community and the country as a whole enjoy the needed peace.
He further maintained that he is fully aware that Naba Abugrago Azoka II is the only legally recognized paramount chief of Bawku traditional area.
“I do not know any other Bawku Naba except Naba Abugrago Azoka II. I am not a Kusaul or a Mamprusi. I am not interested in the chieftaincy issues of Bawku, that is not my plan. My issue is the peace and unity of Ghana that is what concerns me,” he added.
Naba Asigiri Abugrago Azoka II, on his part, urged the president-elect to speed up the construction of the Bolgatanga-Bawku road and the Tamne dam in Garu started by John Mahama to boost the socio-economic prospects of the area.
He also assured that he will work closely with key stakeholders to ensure that peace is maintained in Bawku.