Winneba, (C/R), Sept. 20, GNA- The Government
has completed arrangement for the construction
of new landing beach for fishermen in Winneba before the end of this
year to bring to an end the destruction of canoes and fishing gears by tidal
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,
announced this at Winneba when he addressed a durbar of chiefs and the people
to round- off his four days tour of the Central Region.
The visit afforded the President the
opportunity to interact with chiefs, civil society organizations, opinion
leaders, queen mothers, and students to know their problems and to find
solutions to them.
The four- day tour took the President and his
entourage to Komenda-Edina- Eguafo Abirim (KEEA), Gomoa West, Effutu and Agona
West to inspect one district one factory projects, induction of the Vice
Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) and others.
President Akufo-Addo said the construction of
landing beach would go a long way to improve fishing activities at Winneba and
other surrounding fishing communities and would also create jobs and wealth for
the citizenry who are predominately fishermen and fishmongers.
He hinted that Winneba would also get one out
of the 50 new modern markets, which had been packaged under the Minister of
Special Development Initiative, which would begin this year nationwide.
He assured the people of Effutu Traditional
Area at Winneba that roads in the town have been awarded on contacts and some
had been finished while others have reached various stages of completion.
President Akufo-Addo assured them that all
promises made during the electioneering campaign would be fulfilled, adding
that, though he inherited huge debts from the previous government that would
not deter him.
He said when Ghanaians voted him and New
Patriotic Party (NPP) to power in 2016, he decided not to sit at Jubilee House,
the Presidency, to listen to the people but rather go to their door steps to
reason with them in order to solve problems confronting them.
The President said this year he has toured
eight out of 10 regions in the country, to know what was happening on the
ground, so that solutions could be found to improve the quality of living
standards of the people.
President Akufo-Addo said Ghanaians did not
vote for him to steal state funds or to come and deceive them, but to ensure
that the fragile economy left by the previous government could be salvaged.
The President called for unity among the rank
and file of the NPP) to help sustain good policies and programmes that had been
rolled out for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
Mrs Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fishery and Aqua
Culture said the government would soon come out with a policy to retrieve all
unapproved fishing nets, which destroy small fish species and replaced them
with approved ones to avert the problems of fishing.
She said Cabinet has approved the construction
of more landing beach sites in all fishing communities to promote development
in the fishing industry.
Mr Kwamina Duncan, the Central Regional
Minister called on the people of Effutu Constituency and others to rally
strongly behind the government of President Akufo-Addo to succeed.
The Regional Minister said the NPP government
under President Akufo-Addo inherited an economy which was described by the
former President John Dramani Mahama as an empty or bone economy.
He assured that all projects and the one
district one factory in the Central Region are on course and called for massive
support for the government to complete them to create jobs and wealth.
Neenyi Ghartey VII, the Omanhene of Efutu
Traditional Area appealed to President Akufo-Addo to use his good offices to
impress upon the Minister of Health to post more specialists doctors to the
Winneba Trauma and Special Hospital to cater for the numerous diseases reported
at the facility.
He also called on the President to release
funds for the rehabilitation of the Winneba Hospital, which lacks modern
equipment and others to enable people living in and around the town to access
quality healthcare delivery.
Mr Alexander Afenyo Markin, the Member of
Parliament (MP) for Effutu called for unity among party supporters and
cautioned against those who cause rancour and disaffection in the party.
The MP said the 18-month old government of
President Akufo-Addo has awarded 10 roads contracts in the Effutu Municipality
and others to improve the well-being of the people of the Constituency.