The paramount Chief of Kumbungu traditional area, Naa Iddrisu Abu II, says the people in his area will remind the New Patriotic Party government about the promise it made to improve their economic conditions.
Kumbun Naa Nayiri also reminded the government that its support to the people, especially farmers during this year's farming season should not be discriminatory.
The chief who is the patron of the Bonzali Rural Bank made the statement during the 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Kumbungu in the northern region.
The AGM brought together operators in the banking sector and shareholders to discuss ways of sustaining the bank current position as one of the leading rural bank in the country.
Kumbun Naa statements were in response to the assurance given by the northern regional minister Mr Salifu Sa-eed that the NPP government will support farmers through its "One-district One Factory" program and other programs to enhance the living standards of Ghanaians.
The chief told the minister that the people in his area will remind the regional minister and hold him to his words asserting that government will support farmers with policies and program gear aimed at alleviating poverty.
The Kumbun Naa also called on government to turn its attention to the developmental needs of Kumbungu traditional area. Kumbungu township he said, has been properly laid out for almost 40 years, but still has no access roads and government needs to look into.
On the Bank activities, Kumbun Naa commended shareholders of the bank for their commitment in keeping the bank up to date. According to him, it was the dedication and commitment of all share holders that has propelled the bank to its current status.
The chief admonished workers at Bonzali not to engage in any wrong deals that will cripple the Bank, adding that any form of such behavior collapse the bank down which will in turn affect rural people mainly farmers.
The outgoing board chairman of Bonzali rural bank, Alhaji Mahadi Abdallah thanked all stakeholders in the bank for their support during his term as chair. Alhaji Abdallah said the bank won an award from the West Africa Magazine for being the best rural bank in the northern region in 2016.
Between 2015 and 2016 the bank's committed a total donations of 137 Ghana cedis, 000.00. An amount Ghana cedis 24,640.00 was also paid to qualified staffs who have served the bank for ten years.