Retain Akufo-Addo for more projects and developments- ministers of new regions

Retain Akufo-Addo for more projects and developments- ministers of new regions

Retain Akufo-Addo for more projects and developments- ministers of new regions

Retain Akufo-Addo for more projects and developments- ministers of new regions

Regional Ministers of the six newly created regions have been touting government’s achievements in their various regions and say President Akufo-Addo must be rewarded with a second term for the accelerated regional developments currently ongoing in their newly created regions.

Addressing the Nation Building Updates in Accra on Tuesday November 24, 2020, the six Regional Ministers from the Western North, Oti, North East, Savannah, Bono East and Ahafo Regions said the Akufo-Addo-led administration has initiated numerous projects in the area of education, roads and railway, agriculture and sanitation that never existed previously and have helped bring about unprecedented levels of development in their regions.

The event was on the theme “Rebuilding the Ghanaian Economy.”

The Western North Regional Minister, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Bibiabi-Anhwiaso-Bekwai applauded the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for bringing accelerated developments to underserved communities in the country.

He commended the President for the numerous projects in his region that have helped improved the standard of living.

Citing some achievements, Mr Gyedu said access to medicine and other medical services has been improved since government provided a number of health facilities in the region to address the health concerns of the locals.

“Most Health Centres find it easy to access medicine which has drastically reduced referrals to the hospital. All the Health Centres within Western North Region now solely rely on the Centre to deliver vaccines at the comfort of their Health Centres without having to travel long hours or bad roads to receive vaccines. Most of the people now have easy access to Medical products in rare time.

Zipline service delivery takes 5-45min to transport from the Centre to the facility whereas initially it took hours to get medicine when there is an emergency. Patients with snake bites now have access to anti-snake serum,” he said.

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Listing more achievements, Mr Aboagye indicated that his region has benefited immensely from the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme (PFJ) and the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD), touting it as one of Akufo-Addo’s initiatives that has completely transformed farming and has helped farmers in his region to increase their annual production of food crops.

Touching on government’s achievement in his region, Oti Regional Minister, Kwasi Owusu Yeboah commended government for upgrading the region’s infrastructure.

The Minister expressed delight at the building of a three storey regional administrative office complex together with three senior staff bungalows at Dambai among many other projects.

He said the region has benefited massively from health, education and road projects in the area.

This, Mr Yeboah noted has helped improve the lives of people of the region.

The Savannah Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey, said his region has benefited from numerous government interventions including infrastructural projects in the area of education.

He said the region has benefited from over 38 educational projects, stressing that other programmes like government’s School Feeding Programme has been strengthened by establishing a Regional Directorate and the appointment of a new Regional Programme Co-ordinator to oversee the operations of the Programme.

Over 20,000 school children in 206 schools, Mr Ashitey observed have benefited from the programme.

Highlighting government’s interventions in the North East Region, Regional Minister, Solomon Namliit Boar praised the government for the tremendous development.

He said the provision of streetlights, expansion of Police Stations, joint police and military intelligence-led swoops and the improvement of police visibility and patrols as strategies deployed by government to address the inherited security challenges of the region.

Mr Boar said Agricultural programmes like the PFJ has helped  the people of the Upper West Region to contribute significant amount of food items to the country’s food basket.

On his part, the Bono East Regional Minister, Kofi Amoako Hene emphasised that the creation of the region has presented the people with the opportunity to serve better through effective and efficient reorganisation and distribution of public services and infrastructure.

“We are indeed grateful to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his vision and foresight and his commitment to walk his statement. He has brought hosts of development to the people of the Bono East Region.

The region has benefited from 294 projects since 2017. 169 of the projects are completed with 125 on-going. The projects cover the Education, Health, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Electricity and the road sectors,” he added.

Evans Opoku Bobie, the  Ahafo Regional Minister, said all the projects embarked by the government in the area has catered for the needs of people in the region and commended the government.

He said government through building of three Business Resource Centers in Goaso, Bechem and Duayaw has opened the region up to commerce.

Recounting the number of direct and indirect jobs these centers have created, Mr Bobie said the region has benefited among other things from the building of 15 CHPS compunds and other health facilities and urged Ghanaians to massively vote for the president for him to continue his developmental projects.

The National Building Update is a weekly event organised by government under auspices of the Ministry of Information to provide accounts of its projects, policies and interventions since assuming office in 2017.


Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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