Royal Kente Weavers commend Akufo-Addo for his government’s decisive social interventions

The Royal Kente Weavers and Sellers Association has commended President Akufo-Addo for all the social interventions in Ghana made by him and his ministers

The Royal Kente Weavers and Sellers Association of Ghana has commended President Akufo-Addo for several decisive social interventions his government has made in the Ghanaian body politic since he assumed the role of President of the Republic in 2017.

Addressing the president at Jubilee House in Accra when the association paid a courtesy call on him today, 26 August 2020, the leader of the weavers’ delegation, Kwame Nyame, said the government’s social intervention policies, such as Free Senior High School, restoration of nurses training allowances and One District, One Factory (1D1F), have contributed greatly to the country’s socio-economic development.

“The student population of Adanwomase Senior High School has increased from 700 to 1,970 as a result of the Free Senior High School policy and programme of Your Excellency, President Nana Addo. If not for the Free Senior High School policy and programme, where would the majority of 1,200,000 children of ours be?” said Nyame.

To show its appreciation for the president’s achievements, the association presented a whole kente cloth of a new design to President Akufo-Addo. The design, “Nana, mmo ne yo”, encapsulates the weavers’ appreciation for the work of the president and his government.

The Royal Kente Weavers and Sellers Association of Ghana presents its “Nana, mmo ne yo” kente to the president

Ingenuity of hand and eye

In brief remarks after receiving the gift from the association, President Akufo-Addo registered his gratitude to the weavers for their kind gesture.

“This is the third time I have received a cloth from you and every time it is better and better. Wow, this one is amazing. I am even lost for words.

“I really want to thank you sincerely for your gift. I am very grateful,” he said.

Kente Craft Village Ghana

In its submission to the president, the association noted that kente weaving is a viable source of employment for the youth.

To this end, it submitted a proposal, for consideration by the president, with the aim of establishing  “Kente Craft Village Ghana” in the Eastern, Western, Central, Oti and Ahafo Regions.

The plan is for the new institution to offer practical skills training in kente weaving to over 5,250 unemployed young people within a period of five years.

The Office of the President received the proposal and assured the kente weavers that the plan will be given the attention it deserves.

Click on the link below to listen to the leader of the Kente Weavers Association.

Wilberforce Asare / Asaase Radio

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