Ohum Festival Okyenhene tells Akufo-Addo to fulfil promises to Ghanaians

He commended the president for announcing the start of the free senior high school programme in September 2017.

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Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has said he believes things will change under the tenure of President Nana Akufo-Addo but urged him to fulfil his electoral promises to Ghanaians.

He commended the president for announcing the start of the free senior high school programme in September 2017.

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Speaking at Kyebi as Okyeman marked this year’s Ohum Festival, Okyenhene said countries have developed not because of the resources that they have but because of the knowledge they applied to the resources that they have.

He said: "We congratulate you for your free SHS policy, it is a great initiative to ensure that poverty does not hinder anyone who wants to go to school.

“We also know that across the world, countries have developed not because of the resources that they have, but the knowledge they have applied to the resources that they have.

“If the success of a country was determined by their resources, Africa would have been the most powerful. We have everything but we are still poor.

“I believe that in your tenure things will change if you add knowledge to the resources that we have, we will really go far.”

Okyenhene also appealed to the president fix the roads in the Eastern region.

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He said bad nature of the roads in the region is affecting domestic and economic activities.

Every community has the same, if not all of some of the problem here in Okyeman. We plead with you to fix the roads in the Eastern Region especially Okyeman. The roads here are really bad and that is what we use for all our domestic and economic activities.”

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