The honour was bestowed on the President for fulfilling some of the key programmes and policies promised in the run-up to the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.
The occasion occurred at a short function on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, when an appointment of Chiefs and Elders of Adanwomase, and the leadership and individuals from Adanwomase Kente Weavers Association approached him at the Jubilee House, in Accra.
Conferring the honour, the spokesperson of the delegation said “the Adanwomase Kente Weavers and Sellers Association are here today to present a specially woven Kente cloth, which we call ‘OseadeɛyƆ Akufo-Addo’, in honour of the three major political campaign promises fulfilled, namely the Free Senior High School policy, the restoration of teaching and nursing trainee allowances, and for establishing the Office of the Special Prosecutor.”
Touching on the Free Senior High School Policy, the spokesperson of the delegation noted that said “this flagship educational policy has brought huge relief to parents, guardians and students across the country. We have the conviction that the policy will go a long way to ensure that students will have broader access to quality education which will guarantee for them, a better and more secured future.”
The delegation also expressed gratitude to the President for not reneging on his promise to restore the allowances for teaching and nursing trainees.
Continuing, he said the office of the Special Prosecutor will ensure that corruption and its allied effects, which have plagued the development of the country, will be mitigated considerably, and expressed hope that the 1-District-1-Factory policy, and the 1-Village-1-Dam project will soon be implemented.
“These will help provide jobs for the teeming youth who have been rendered jobless over the years,” he explained.
President Akufo-Addo was grateful for the honour done him, and commended the Kente Weaving Industry in Ghana for its contribution to our national culture and identity.
He assured the delegation of government’s commitment towards ensuring that, by the end of the four year mandate, all other promises will duly implemented.