President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to make the state capital the cleanest city on the African continent in the next four years.
The President has urged city dwellers and environmental stakeholders to support his commitment to rid Accra of filth by the end of my term in office.
“That is the commitment I am making,” he said on Sunday at a durbar held in his honour and First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at Mantse Agboona in Accra.
The President made the remark when the President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, together with the Chiefs and people of Jamestown, enstooled him as a Chief of Jamestown.
President Akufo-Addo was given the stool name “Nii Kwaku Ablade Okogyeaman”, to wit “Royal Warrior; one who fights to redeem his people”.
Explaining the rationale for the enstoolment, Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio, stated that President Akufo-Addo’s career as a human rights lawyer and an advocate of the rule of law and multiparty democracy is indicative of a man who has the welfare of Ghana at heart.
Photo: President Akufo-Addo with Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio
The Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council President noted that Ghanaians reposed their confidence in Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 election because they were dissatisfied with their living conditions.
This, he added, enabled President Akufo-Addo to win the election by a historic margin.
He said the massive 2016 victory shows that Ghanaians have confidence in Nana Akufo-Addo’s mandate to transform their living conditions and the country’s economy.
Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio was hopeful that under President Akufo-Addo’s tenure of office, “programmes and policies that will benefit all Ghanaians irrespective of the political, religious or ethnic affiliations,” would be implemented.
Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio also urged the President to take immediate steps to modernise Jamestown, a move he noted would ramp up economic activity and bring in its wake jobs and wealth to the people.
He wants President Akufo-Addo to transform the Korle Lagoon into a scenic landscape to boost tourism, modernise markets in Jamestown, and implement the 1-District-1-Factory, to encourage economic activities in Jamestown and Accra.
“We will remember you in our prayers. We will pray for strength and wisdom for you, and I ask all gathered here to unite beyond your government so as to bring prosperity to all,” Oblempong Nii KojoAbabio assured the President.