President says chiefs are developmental stakeholders

By George-Ramsey Benamba, GNA

Accra, Sept 15, GNA
– President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday stated that government would
partner Ga chiefs in its bid to undertake development projects in the Greater
Accra Region.

“I can promise
you here that you will be our partners in development as we do everything to
improve the living conditions in all parts of Accra,” he said.

President Mahama
who was addressing Chiefs and people of the Ga Traditional area at the Ga
Mantse’s palace as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Region said
changes in terms of roads had already began in certain parts of Accra and would
soon be extended to other areas.

The President said
government would soon hold a stakeholders conference with the chiefs to
strategise on the way forward for the development of the capital and its
surrounding areas.

He said La,
Chorkor, Teshie, Nungua and Dansoman had already received some road
improvements and it would soon be extended to other areas of the Metropolis and
beyond.

President Mahama
said the national capital, Accra serves as the gateway to the country and
whatever impressions carried about the city would remain as the true reflection
of Ghana.

He said that is why
government is doing everything possible to improve on facilities in Accra.

“We will
rehabilitate and construct more health facilities, schools, electricity, water
and road projects, sanitation and places of convenience.”

He said his second
term in office would be devoted to improving sanitation programmes, re-start
liquid waste treatment projects and embark on compost and new transfer station
for garbage recycling.

President Mahama
promised to rehabilitate the Salaga Market in Accra into an ultra-modern market
in West Africa.

On the unity of Ga
chiefs, President Mahama commended them for gathering for a programme on his
visit to the palace and expressed the hope that would serve as the springboard
for their togetherness.

“I must
express appreciation for the unity exhibited here, for united we stand and
divided we fall.”

Nii Doudu II,
Acting President of the Ga Traditional Area appealed to President Mahama to be
tolerant in the conduct of his political campaigns.

“It is God the
Almighty that chooses leaders and we wish you very well and successful in your
campaign tour,” he added.

GNA

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