The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong has paid a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty, Nene Sakite II, the Konor of Manya Krobo Traditional Council and the President of Eastern Regional House of Chiefs at his Palace in Odumase on Friday 9th April 2021.
The visit was to formally introduce himself as the newly appointed Regional Minister for the Eastern Region and to solicit support and cooperation from His Royal Majesty Nene Sakite II, his Elders and the people of Kroboland.
In his remarks, the Hon. Seth Acheampong appealed to his Royal Majesty to thank the President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for trust reposed in him to represent him as the Eastern Regional Minister whenever the opportunity availed itself.
He thanked also the Nene Sakite II and the people of Kroboland for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage to the Traditional Area. He prayed for Unity, Peace and Stability to ensure sustainable development in the region.
Hon. Acheampong congratulated His Royal Majesty Nene Sakite II for his election and subsequent appointment as the President of Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and commended him for his exemplary leadership exhibited in the Manya Krobo Traditional Area and the Eastern Region in general.
He therefore appealed to him to use his leadership experience to help resolve the
numerous chieftiency disputes that have affected development in Region and assured him that the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council would continue to support the activities of the house.
Touching on the infrastructure deficit in the region, Hon. Acheampong pledged government's commitment and determination to develop the entire region. He mentioned the President of Ghana through the Ministry of Roads and Highways had awarded the re- construction of the road from somewhere Great Accra to the Kroboland from single into double carriage lanes. This he added would reduced road accidents and protect life and property.
He said, the Kroboland under his stewardship would see massive improvement in the infrastructure sector with particular reference to Oterkpolu bridge, the roads from Koforidua to Kroboland , School building, Health care etc.
In his welcome statement, His Royal Majesty, Nene Sakite II congratulated Hon. Seth Acheampong for his appointment and assured him of his support and the support of Regional House of Chiefs.
Highlighting on the immediate needs of the area, Nene Sakite II appealed to the Regional Minister to complete E- block School at Obeper, construction of Oterkpolu and Okenya bridge, Construction of Koforidua to Oduamase road and construction of Police Station at Sekasua in the Lower Manya District.
Hon. Seth Acheampong was accompanied by the Municipal Chief Executive Lower Manya Krobo, Hon. Simon Tetteh, District Chief Executive for Upper Manya, Hon. Felix Odjao, Asuogyaman District Chief Executive, Hon Kwame Agyekum, Yilo Krobo Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Ebenezer Kupualor and New Patriotic Party Executives from both the Region and the Constituency led by the 2nd Vice Mr. Richard Koranteng Twum Barima.