President Akufo-Addo’s 7-day tour to the 3 northern regions end with a 2-day tour in the upper west region from today July 24 to tomorrow July 25, 2018.
The week-long tour which sought to it that the president visit all the three regions starting from the Upper East Region, Northern Region and Upper West Region respectively was on July 19, 2018.
As part of the activities climaxing the President visit to the Northern Region, he visited the newly rebuild Motor-king Assembly Plant in Tamale, where he, amongst others, commissioned the facility and urged private sector actors to invest in the country’s manufacturing sector.
According to him, “They are investments that will impact the transformation of our economy, and that is the major objective of economic policy in our time, that we begin to transform the Ghanaian economy from being a raw material producing and exporting economy to an industrial economy that will be able to create jobs and generate higher incomes for our people.”
He added that, “My presence here, and that of the Minister of Trade, is to signal the support and commitment of Ghana and of the government to investments such as these”.
At Buipe, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of an 80-bed District Hospital, which will specialize in accident and emergency care.
With the hospital expected to be completed in 36 months, the President said that, the hospital will provide access to healthcare for the people of Central Gonja and its environs, as well as to commuters along the Trans-Africa highway in the event of accidents and emergencies.
Speaking at the Palace of the Overlord of Gonjaland, the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa “I, the President thanked him, together with the other Eminent Chiefs, for the work being done to bring finality to the Dagbon conflict”.
He stressed that “I am not a Dagomba. I cannot be Abudu or Andani. I cannot be. I am from somewhere a long way away from Akyem Abuakwa in Kyebi, so I am not Abudu and I am not Andani. All my interest is for the two groups to come together, restore peace in Dagbon so that there can be peace all over the Northern Region and in the northern parts of our country”.
In Upper West Region, the president will be expected to commission the Wa house of chiefs building; commission of new library and laboratory complex of the Wa Polytechnic, commission project at Ullo Senior High School at Jirapa.
The President is to inspect an ongoing construction works of a multi-purpose youth development center in Wa and Wa-Han road respectively, and end his tour from there.
By: Rita Gyenkel/pinkfmonlinegh.com