The Chief Executive Officer of the GIFAS Group of Companies, Dr Stephen Appiagyei Donkor, has called on the chiefs and people of the Eastern part of the Brong-Ahafo Region to lend their support to the coalition of Bono East for the creation of the proposed Bono East Region.
He made this appeal when he led a team of staff from the company to donate 900 litres of fuel to the Bono East Committee at the Techiman Traditional Council.
He noted that the proposed Bono East Region, when created, would bring massive development to the area, adding: “I am confident that the economic potential of the area will now receive the attention for investment to create wealth for people.”
Dr. Appiagyei also said: “GIFAS supports any idea that seeks to bring about development, because, when the new region is created, businesses would also improve, and this would bring job opportunities for the youth.”
Dr. Appiagyei said Nananom have been struggling physically and financially to put things in place to ensure this dream comes through.
“We’ve seen how Nananom are traveling from one end to the other in order to sensitise the people on the need to vote massively to get the new region,” he said, and added “that it is for this reason that GIFAS company is supporting Nananom with 900 litres of fuel to facilitate their movement.”
On his part, Nana Baffour Asare Twi Brempong II, Chairman of the Bono East Committee and Adontenhene of the Techiman Traditional Area, thanked the team for supporting the committee with fuel meant to facilitate the smooth running of its operations in the region.
He recounted the difficulties the committee goes through in terms of educating the people on the needed 50% turnout during the referendum, and also the need to get 80% of ‘Yes’ votes.
“Before we can get the Bono East Region, we must campaign, and we need vehicles, fuel, posters, and other items to make this campaign a success,” the Committee Chairman said.
“This donation here would help us a lot, and we promise that the donation would be used for its purpose,” he added.
The committee used the opportunity to call on the people of the area to lend their support to Nananom, as they move to bring development to the people of the proposed region.