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AKUFO-ADDO BEGINS GREATER ACCRA TOUR TODAY

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today commence a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region to commission and inspect over ten major projects, in keeping with his commitment to deepen grass-roots participation in his government and also to obtain information from the people at first hand.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today commence a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region to commission and inspect over ten major projects, in keeping with his commitment to deepen grass-roots participation in his government and also to obtain information from the people at first hand.

 

The last area visited by the President was the Eastern Region, where he went on a three-day tour from November 22-24.

He inspected and inaugurated a range of development projects in the region, including the Akim Oda-Akwatia-Winneba Urban Water Supply system.

James Town harbour

Addressing the media over the weekend, the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the projects in Accra that the President expects to inspect or commission include sod-cutting for the James Town fishing harbour, inspection of roads in Abossey Okai, commissioning of an AstroTurf pitch and community centre in Ablekuma Central and inspection of ongoing works on the Eastern Railway Line.

Others are an ultra-modern office complex for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, inspection of construction on the Tema Motorway interchange, ongoing works on concrete roads in the Tema Industrial Area and work on the Madina-Adenta Highway foot bridges.

He will also commission a new assembly building and school complex at Anyaa Sowutuom, inspect a One District, One Factory project at Bortianor/Ngleshi/Amanfrom involving China’s Sunda Holdings Ltd, and cut the sod for an affordable housing project at Amasaman.

A welcome boost

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said that as is President Akufo-Addo’s wont while on tour, he will seize the opportunity to apprise himself of the status of projects given out to contractors and will urge “agencies and contractors to ensure diligence and value for money”.

The Information Minister said the President believes that once these projects are completed there will be fiscal space for the government to boost Ghana’s infrastructure further over the next two years.

“The President expects that, as outlined in the 2019 Budget, the improving fiscal environment and significant reduction in arrears will afford the administration the opportunity to ramp up more economic infrastructure projects nationwide in 2019 and 2020,” the Minister said.