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Jun 29, 2012

President Mills supports House of Chiefs Endowment Fund

His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills, has on behalf of Government, presented the National House of Chiefs (NHC), with a cheque of GHC500,000 as seed capital for the establishment of the Ghana House of Chiefs Endowment Fund (GHOCEF).

President Atta Mills made the presentation when the Standing Committee of the NHC, led by its Chairman, Wulugu Naba Pugansoa, Naa Professor John S. Nabila, visited the seat of government to pay a courtesy call on the President and to welcome him back home after visiting the United States for a routine medical check-up.

Thanking the chiefs for their prayers, support, and warm wishes during the period he has been in charge of the affairs of State, His Excellency President Atta Mills said the chieftaincy institution is a revered one, and that the visit of the chiefs has raised the image of the institution to higher heights.

According to President Atta Mills, the show of concern by the chiefs is a clear testimony that they are the real fathers of the nation – who have the wellbeing of the nation at heart.

“I am touched by the show of concern and support, and I can assure you that God has given me more than enough energy for the task ahead” President Atta Mills said.

Touching on the election, President Atta Mills assured the revered traditional leaders that all would be done to ensure that the nation comes out of the election with stronger democratic credentials.

“The election is not a do and die affair; and I can assure you that Ghana will remain in existence after the election” President Atta Mills said.

President Atta Mills made the point that his doors are always open to the wise counsel of the NHC and that the chiefs should not hesitate to reach him anytime the need arises.

On his part, the Chairman of the Standing Committee, Naa Professor John S. Nabila, assured the President of their continued support and prayers; adding that God the master healer, will continue to grant the President good health to lead the nation.

Source: Office of the president