President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been named Nana Sompahene Akufo-Addo I by the chiefs and people of Atebubu.
The Atebubu Traditional Council on Sunday performed the traditional rites and installed the President as chief of the council with the stool name at the Atebubu Palace.
The President earned the name ‘Sompahene’ which literally means a ‘Good Servant’ as a result of the creation of the Bono East Region.
The President of the traditional council, Nana Owusu Acheaw Brempong I at the traditional rites said President Akufo-Addo deserved the honour for his numerous social intervention programmes, which was making the socio-economic livelihoods of the people better.
He added that the bold decision by the President towards creating the new regions was an indication that the Government’s national reconstruction process was on course.
Nana Owusu Acheaw Brempong I expressed optimism that very soon Ghanaians would enjoy the fruits of the Planting for Food and Jobs and the One-District One Factory projects.
He then appealed to the Government to address the perennial water problem of the area.
A male cow and 200 tubers of yam were presented by the council to the President to initiate him as a member of the Owusu Asare Stool, this was done in line with the tradition of the people of Atebubu.
The President was on a four-day working visit to the Bono, North East and Ahafo regions.