Divisional Chief of Prestea Himan Traditional Area in the Prestea Huni-Valley District of the Western Region, Nana Ntabo Nana Nteboah Prah IV, has urged President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo to consider the immediate construction of Bogoso to Prestea road and Prestea –Himan township roads which he described as death traps.
“We have suffered a lot on these roads. “I know you care so; I am appealing to you to fix our roads for us because they are deplorable and are killing us in this area”, he cried out to the President.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV added that “it looks like, various successive governments, both National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) do not see the need to develop mining areas in the Western Region.”
“Prestea with all its natural mineral resources, does not deserve this treatment, he stated.
Nana Ntaboah Prah IV made the call when the Presiding Bishop of Methodist Church Ghana, Most Reverend Titus Kofi Awotwe Pratt paid a historic visit to the chief at Himan.
Introducing the Presiding Bishop to Nana Nteboah Prah IV and his elders, Rt. Rev. Thomas Amponsah, Bishop of Tarkwa Diocese pointed out that, Most. Rev. Titus Kofi Awotwe Pratt is someone who became a Minister of the church as far back in 1977.
He said the Presiding Bishop has also served in Gambia, until he was elected into office as Presiding Bishop.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV, who saw the visit as “historic”, was happy that, under his reign as Chief, and for the first time in many years, his palace was privilege to host the Presiding Bishop of Methodist Church-Ghana, which meant “something good is coming to our land”.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV recounted the numerous schools the church has built, of which Prestea-Himan was not left out.
He pointed out that, the Prestea-Himan community has over the years, produced several Ministers for the Methodist Church.
“Being an Anglican myself, I’m your senior, as Methodist was born from Anglican Church”, he said.
Most. Rev Titus Kofi Awotwe Pratt on his part thanked Nana Nteboah Prah IV for the warm reception accorded to him.
The Presiding Bishop said that, the success of Methodist Church-Ghana over the years has been as a result of continuous support of “our Chiefs”.
He later presented 2018 Methodist Church-Ghana calendar and dairy to Nana Nteboah Prah IV as a sign of the solid friendship the Church has with the Traditional Area.
The Presiding Bishop was accompanied by Rt. Rev. Thomas Amponsah, Bishop of Tarkwa Diocese; Very Rev. Nicholas Odum, Synod Secretary; Mr. Charles Vandyke, Tarkwa Diocesan Lay Chairman; Rev. Abeiku Afful, Assistant Synod Secretary; Very Rev. Kwame Ghartey of Prestea Circuit; Rev. Kwame Asiedu Dapaah of Himan Society and leaders of Prestea Circuit Methodist Church, Ghana.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU