Baffour Osei Kofi II, the Divisional Chief of Pakyi No 2 in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, has cut a sod for the construction of a state-of-the-art ultra-modern palace in the area as a symbol of unity.
The project is expected to be completed within one year but it’s expected cost is unknown.
The Pakyi No 2 Divisional Chief was joined by the Ministers of God, Islamic leaders, Assembly members, some sub-chiefs and some residents in the area amongst others to perform the sod-cutting ceremony on Wednesday August 4, 2021.
Speaking at the colourful durbar, Baffour Osei Kofi II, expressed his happiness over the project and said the palace, when completed would serve as a sign of unity that would bring the good people of Pakyi No 2 together as one.
The Chief took the opportunity to pledge to collaborate with stakeholders in Pakyi No 2 to develop his Divisional Council.
“I would work with all stakeholders in this direction to guarantee my traditional division, and my people the required development they deserve.”
“It will interest you to know that my determination to secure an unprecedented, and a historic palace for my people was engineered by the painful reflection that this beautiful traditional division cannot boast of any decent infrastructure” he told the congregation.
Baffour Osei Kofi II assured his subjects of working tirelessly to develop the Pakyi No2 community.
“My motivation for tackling the infrastructure spectrum at the palace, stems on the fact that, leadership, and legacy, are interwoven and therefore must be appreciated and felt by those who stand to gain from it. I want to assure my subjects, I would do exactly what would change the dynamics in the Pakyi No2 traditional council, in order to make it attractive and competitive”, he said.
He therefore, called on natives of Pakyi No2 who are outside the country and other investors to come home and support the construction of the modern Palace and utilize the natural resources in the area to develop the country.
“I cannot achieve this herculean task, without the corresponding cooperation of my subjects, council of elders, government officials, religious leaders, and political heads working together in this traditional area.”
“As part of this vision, I want to encourage investors to make Pakyi No2 one of their preferred destinations for investment. We have more than enough raw materials that can feed interested industries intending to settle in this traditional area”, he appealed.
On his part, the Assembly member of the area Hon Alex Donkor commended the Pakyi No2 Chief for having such great vision to build a Palace to unite his subjects.
He called on the good people of Pakyi No2 to rally behind the Chief in the community.
He took the opportunity to appeal to the government to fixed their deplorable road which have been abandoned since it was awarded to a contractor.
According to Hon Alex Donkor, the poor nature of the road is affecting the economic activities in the area especially farmers and traders who uses the road to transport their farm produce to the market.