Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has received the chieftaincy title of “Yelemanga Naa,” which translates to “Chief of Truth,” in the Daffiama-Bussie Issa Traditional Area.
This was when the president visited the town to check on the status of the Agenda 111 Hospital project in the district on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
He visited the Upper West for two days and was given an enskinned by the chiefs and residents of the Daffiama-Bussie Issa Traditional Area.
The area’s Paramount Chief, Naa Yelekuang Bawiele, spoke during the durbar and thanked the president for keeping his word to the people.
“The honour is a recognition of the extensive developmental projects undertaken by the President, since he assumed office in 2017. We requested that you hasten the process to upgrade the Issa Health Centre, which was then a CHPS Compound, to a district hospital. It has been upgraded to a Polyclinic status since 2019.
This is the first in the history of the district since its creation in 2012 as the district had neither a district hospital nor a polyclinic. You (President Akufo-Addo) promised to provide the Issa Youth Leadership Training Institute with a bus, and you did exactly that, and the school has now been upgraded into a Technical Institute under TVET. Through your leadership, the District Assembly, led by the DCE in collaboration with the Catholic Church, has established a Senior High School here some two years ago.
We also requested for the tarring of the Issa Town Roads and you delivered and the district capital now has a tarred road and more importantly Fian-Wogu road, Issa Kojokperi – Wahabu – Wellembelle road are also under construction. We are also aware of your government’s collaboration with the European Union to construct some roads and markets in the district. Notable amongst them are the Fian-Owlo-Daffiama-road, Wogu-Saamanbo road amongst others. You all know Chiefs do not participate in partisan politics. All that I have said is devoid of political interest but facts that can be verified“, the Paramount Chief noted.