General News of Monday, 3 December 2018
President Akufo-Addo will from Tuesday [December 4], embark on a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region as part of his commitment to pay working visits to all the ten regions every year.
This tour marks the 20th of such visits, and the final tour for the year 2018 since the President assumed.
The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who made this known at a media briefing on Sunday said the three-day tour will end on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
President Akufo-Addo has already visited all the nine other regions this year.
The Minister said the areas that the President will visit include Krowor, Tema East, La Dadekotopon, Korley Klottey, Adentan, Okaikoi South, Odododiodoo, Ablekuma South, Ablekuma Central, Anya Sowutuom and Bortianor/Ngleshie/Amanfro.
President Akufo-Addo will inspect ongoing projects under the One District-One Factory programme such as Entrance Pharmaceuticals and Research Centre, Sunda, and Everpure.
In the Greater Accra Region, Akufo-Addo will be commissioning and inspecting 10 major projects as part of his tour. These include;
– Inspection of ongoing works on the Eastern Railway line in Accra
– Sod Cutting for the construction of the James Town Fishing Harbour
– Inspection of the Abossey Okai Roads Construction
– Commissioning of a Multipurpose Astro-Turf and community centre in Ablekuma Central
– Commissioning of the New Ultra Modern AMA Office Complex
– Inspection of Tema Motorway Interchange ongoing construction works
– Inspection of ongoing construction works of concrete roads at Tema Industrial Area
– Inspection of construction works on the Madina-Adenta Highway footbridges
– Commissioning of a new Assembly Building and School Complex at Anyaa Sowutuom
– Inspection of a Sunda Ltd 1D1F Factory at Bortianor / Ngleshi / Amanfrom
– Sod Cutting of an Affordable Housing project at Amasaman.
“These and the many other projects that the President has inspected or commissioned on the other 9 tours have been funded even in the midst of the limited fiscal space and huge arrears inherited by the Akufo-Addo administration,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the President expects that following the completion of the projects there will be fiscal space for the government to boost the country’s economic infrastructure for 2019 and 2020.