I have first-class assistant in Bawumia, says Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has praised Dr Bawumia for being of great help to him in the governance of the country

President Akufo-Addo says he has in the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, a first-class assistant who continues to support him a great deal in the governance of the country.

Addressing the chiefs, elders and people of Walewale in the North East Region Tuesday (22 June), as part of his two-day working visit to the region, President Akufo-Addo, said he is grateful to the people of Walewale for giving him and by extension, the country, their son, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to partner him in the exercise of executive authority in the country.

“I want to end by saying a big thank you to the North East, especially the people of Walewale. You have given me a first-class assistant in the form of Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia. He has been of great help to me in my governance,” President Akufo-Addo said.

2021 Census

In his remarks, President Akufo-Addo reminded the people of the North East Region of the upcoming 2021 population and housing census (PHC) which commences on Sunday 27 June 2021.

“I appeal to each one of you, to the chiefs, to all the people in the region, everybody, I say everybody, with discrimination, should allow themselves to be counted. Whatever your tribe, or religion, as long as you are here on 27th, get counted,” he said.


On COVID-19, President Akufo-Addo observed that the people of the North East Region have given great support to the efforts of the government in ensuring that the pandemic is contained in their region.

He urged the people of the region to continue respecting the COVID-19 protocols as that is the surest way to keep the virus in check.

“The North East has done very well on the COVID phenomenon, the numbers a very low and they continue to be very low. The example that has been set in this room, with all the big chiefs in this gathering are all masked is a good example for the rest of the country and the people of the North East Region” the president noted.
Regular tour

President Akufo-Addo began what has become characteristic of his presidency, touring all 16 regions of the country every year, in the Upper East region on Monday 21 June 2021.
The president turned his attention to the North East Region for a two-day tour which will end Wednesday 23 June 2021.

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