Prez Akufo Addo accepts plea from repentant residents of Denkyira Obuasi

President Nana Akufo Addo has accepted a plea for forgiveness from the people of Denkyira Obuase where the young military detachment commander Major Maxwell Adam Mahama was gruesomely lynched.

The president made a stopover at the town as part of his working visit to the Western Region.

The people through their chiefs begged the president to accept a change of the name of the town from Denkyira Obuase to New Obuase to signify a repented town.

Responding to their request, President Nana Akufo Addo demanded that the town folk draw valuable lessons from the grief they have caused the nation.

President Nana Akufo Addo told the people, “I came here with a heavy heart because what happened here was not right. Denkyira Obuase has gotten for itself a bad name. But what I have heard from your chiefs has consoled me.”

“In any developed country; judges, lawyers, and the police are the ones to discharge justice. The people cannot issue justice and Ghana will not accept this,” He insisted.

President Akufo Addo, however, reiterated that even though the laws will not spare the perpetrators of the criminal act, he would not lump the whole town together as barbaric.

He noted, “The laws will deal with all those behind the lynching but it doesn’t mean you are all at fault.”

President Akufo Addo assured the town folk of Denkyira Obuase that the town will receive a fair share of all his governments’ developmental initiatives.

Ghana/ Korshie Heathcote- Fumador