Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 bags of cement to the Chief of the Muslim community in Wa, Yeri Naa Alhaji Sualihu Mumuni Sungumo, in fulfilment of his promise to support the construction of a new palace for the chief.
The donation which was done on behalf of the Vice President by the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, took place on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 at a cement retail shop in Wa where the 500 bags were acquired.
Donating the cement to some elders of the Council of the Yeri Naa, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih pledged to take care of the cost of transporting the bags of cement to the destination where they are needed. He said H.E Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is happy to be able to support the Yeri Naa in the construction of a befitting palace, and that he will continue to offer support to the Yeri Naa as and when possible.
It would be recalled that, the Yeri Naa requested for support from the Vice President towards the construction of a new palace when the latter paid a courtesy call on the former during a two-day working visit to the Upper West Region earlier this month.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Yeri Naa, Alhaj Seidu Jamatutu, a member of the Council of Elders, expressed gratitude to the Vice President for his swift response to their call for support, and indicated that the cement will be used judiciously for the intended purpose.
Alhaji Jamatutu noted that, “it is necessary to seek blessings for a person who will share with you when he has the strength”. He therefore prayed to the almighty Allah to fulfil the wishes of the Vice President. He further prayed for the president, the vice president and the entire government machinery to be able to deliver on their good initiatives for the benefit of the Ghanaian people.
Alhaji Seidu Jamatutu also disclosed that the new palace for the Yeri Naa will be sited at Dondoli, a suburb of Wa where the Yeri Naa owns land. He added that they will first build a wall around the demarcated site before the construction of the palace itself.
Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih was accompanied by Alhaji Issahaku Tahiru, the Wa Municipal Chief Executive; Ali Karim Kamara, the NPP Wa Central Constituency Chairman and Alhaji Osman Mohammed, the NPP Regional Nasara Coordinator.