The president of the republic, President Nana Akufo Addo has began a three day tour of the Ashanti Region.
The president has formally began a three day working tour of the Ashanti Region. His tour is part of a series of activities mapped out to sensitize the Ghanaian public on the good things his government has done since it came into power in 2017. The tour is also a strategic approach aimed at securing more votes from the region ahead of the 2020 General elections in December.
As part of the tour, the president inspected the ongoing expansion project at the Kumasi Airport where he was assured by contractors of completion of the project according to schedule by April 2021. The president will also inspect ongoing works on the Military Hospital at Afare to assess progress on work done. He is also expected to inspect the progress on the Tanoso-Abuakwa road and then proceed to Bosomtwe where he will be commissioning the Kumasi Waste Recycling facility. The president is expected to cut swords for the commencement of several other new projects as well as inspect on-going projects in the region.
The president has also visited the Manhyia Palace where he paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene and the Asanteman Traditional Council. The residents of the area expressed appreciation to the president for his good work done so far and called on the president to create more jobs for the youth. In his address to the youth of the region, the president assured the youth that he will do more for them should they vote to keep him in office. He particularly cited that more jobs will be created for them to ensure they have something doing after school.
With only 70 days to the election on December 7th, political parties are seriously campaigning for votes. To this effect, the ruling New Patriotic Party has also launched its activities nationwide in an attempt to secure more votes in the upcoming elections. It is for this reason that the president has began touring the regions in the country to speak to the good people of Ghana.