The Paramount Chief of Ekumfi Traditional Area, Odeefo Akyin VII, last Friday conferred the title ‘Nana Oyeadze Nokwarfo I’ on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following the commissioning of the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory.
The conferment of the title Nana Oyeadze Nokwarfo I, which means ‘Chief of Development and Truth’, according to the chief, is due to the President’s “steadfastness, reliability and hard work”.
In his remarks, Odeefo Akyi VII said the people of Ekumfi will always remember the President for his “sterling achievements in Ekumfi and Ghana as a whole”.
He described President Akufo-Addo as “a man who does not run away from challenges, neither do you complain, shift blames nor throw your hand in despair,” and commended him for introducing the Free SHS policy as well as for the restoration of the nursing and teacher trainee allowances.
Additionally, he cited the introduction of the district-based scholarships, which benefitted 85 students in Ekumfi in 2019, and another 85 in 2020, the employment of some 100,000 graduates through NABCO, the accelerated recruitment of teachers and nurses, and “competently managing the challenges of the fearful COVID-19 pandemic” as part of the evidence of President Akufo-Addo’s sterling leadership.
Highlighting the importance of the Ekumfi Fruit and Juices Factory, which was established under the 1D1F initiative, the Ekumfi Paramount Chief stated that it is the first factory to be established in the area.
“It is worth noting that the direct and indirect jobs achieved by this company is profound… In your short time on the seat, we have seen the energy you have brought to Ekumfi, and we stand ready to work to advance this District for greater heights,” he added.
The Chief continued: “Your government knows what it is doing in trying to map its future development in human resources, architecture and infrastructure. This is a feature of good vision. This wisdom strikes bountifully in my heart, and encourages me to offer a prayer for your presidency.”