President of the Republic of Ghana Visits Denkyembour District
Posted by Elvis Offei-Bekoe - 7th October, 2021
On Thursday 7th October 2021, the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a working visit to the Denkyembour District. The purpose of the visit was to pay a courtesy call to the Chief of Wenchi; Daasebre Dr. Nyarko Asumadu Appiah and to inspect the ongoing construction of Wenchi town road. Another main objective was to commission New Gatte Farms, a Poultry Farm in the Denkyembour District under the One District One Factory Initiative.
The President and his entourage arrived in Akim Wenchi around 4:00 pm and was received by all chiefs within the Denkyembour District at Oseawuohene Palace. The President of the Republic expressed his gratitude to Oseawuohene for the kind courtesy expressed to him and his entourage. He said that he is grateful to the people of Akim Wenchi and Denkyembour District as a whole for their support to him and his government so far. He also said that he will make everything possible to win back the seat that was lost to the NDC during the 2020 general election.
Daasebre Dr. Nyarko Asumadu Appiah, Chief of Akim Wenchi appealed for a revamp of the
Great Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCDL) at Akwatia to serve as a source of employment for the people. The GCDL which was established as an integrated diamond mining and processing industry with the prime objective of turning around the fortunes of the mining industry has been out of operation for some time now increasing unemployment in the district. He also called for speedy work on the rehabilitation of the Takrowase – Kusi road and Akwatia town roads.
The President and his entourage then moved to the premises of New Gatte Farms where he commissioned the factory under the one-district one-factory initiative.
Present at the commissioning were the former Senior Minister; Honorable Osafo Marfo, Minister for Communications and Digitalization; Honorable Ursala Owusu, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry; Honorable Michael Okyere Baafi, Regional and Constituency Executives of the New Patriotic Party, Nananom and the Clergy.