President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo addresses the chiefs of Tarkwa on how plans are in progress to construct five new district hospitals in the Western Region of Ghana.
The President in his speech during the three- day tour hinted that there is the need for more hospitals in the district to cater for the needs of every citizen and also to reduce the pressure on already existing facilities in the hospitals. He emphasized that the country’s population is on the rise and that more communities are springing up, thus, the need for more hospitals.
He told the gathering that the project was to take off this year and it was to benefit the people of Bogoso, Nsueam, Mpohor and Akutumbra when completed.
The Omanhene of the Mpohor traditional area, Osabarima Kwaw Entsei II on behalf of his colleagues reminded the president of the promise he made during the 2016 elections to increase mineral resources to 10 percent for chiefs in mining areas. He further asked the President about what he was doing to improve the poor road network in and around mining communities in the Mpohor traditional area.
Replying to the question of the Omanhene, the President reassured confidence of honoring his promises. He assured the Omanhene and his people that he is having discussions with the Mineral Commission about the increase in mineral resources.
On the road network issue, the President indicated that the roads in Tarkwa Township will be improved this year.
He added that, he has met with the leaders of various mining companies in the country to enable them support the government in improving roads in Tarkwa, Prestea and other neighboring communities.
The President was accompanied by some Ministers of state, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament and District Chief Executives from the Western Region.
story: Jennifer Ogbu/pinkfmonlinegh.com source:3news.com