President John Mahama, will today be in the maternal hometown of his political archrival, Nana Akufo-Addo, Kyebi to inaugurate a newly completed water treatment plant for the people of the area.
The event forms part of the President’s two-day working visit to the Eastern Region.
Nana Addo’s mother, Adeline Sylvia Eugenia Ama Yeboakua Akufo-Addo Nee Ofori-Atta, was born to Nana Ofori-Atta I, Omanhene of Akyem-Abuakwa and Madam Agnes Akosua Dodua of Okyeame Boafo Oyoko family of Abomosu.
Kyebi, on three occasions sent Akufo-Addo to Parliament. It is a respected town in the country with prominent individuals serving at various fields of national and private endeavours, but little development has been seen in the area.
Even schools are in a very dilapidated state.
Poverty is still rife in the area, and recently many people have taken to illegal mining popularly called “Galamsay” to make ends meet.
President Mahama, started the tour yesterday, meeting the chiefs and people of Akuapem in the morning during a mini-durbar in Akropong, the paternal hometown of Nana Addo, the likely presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
During the tour, President Mahama, will also meet and address the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua.
He was also expected to interact with students and staff of the Koforidua Polytechnic, as well as inspect progress on some ongoing projects in the Region.
Today; the final day of his two-day visit, the President will spend a greater portion of his activities in the Afram Plains area, where he is scheduled to inspect projects and inaugurate a new maternity ward for the Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital.