The First Gentleman of the Republic of Ghana, H. E Nana Akufo-Addo has argued that he has been truthful to Ghanaians with regards to delivering on his 2016 campaign promises for which he believes he deserves another term in office to do more work towards achieving the national development sustainable goal.
According to him, more than 80 per cent of his promises, including the Free SHS policy, has been fulfilled.
“I have not lied to Ghanaians. The delivery of all the promises I made in 2016 is on course, and I stand on this to ask for another term.”
He made these assertions on the first day of his three-day tour in the Eastern Region.
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Addressing the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Kofordua, Nana Akufo-Addo noted that in Eastern Region alone, his government had executed 1,481 projects with 768 completed, while 713 were ongoing.
Detailing the projects, he clarified that 48 of the tasks were in the health sector, 40 in road development and 201 in the water sector, all aimed at improving the living conditions of the people.
Speaking on the Eastern Railway line from Koforidua-Oda to Huni-Valley, he disclosed that construction would commence by the close of the year.
President Nana Akufo-Addo told the House that the chieftaincy institution remained an indispensable part of the history and development of Ghana, “and I intend to strengthen it to play an integral part in national development.”
Speaking to the president, President of the Regional House of Chiefs, and the Paramount Chief of Akyem Abuakwa, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, commended the president for the effective measures he instituted in helping curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
According to him, although Chiefs were not supposed to meddle in partisan politics, they were aware of the improvement in the road infrastructure and many sectors.
He, notwithstanding, spoke to the President to consider the decentralization of education so as to make communities and different stakeholders more associated with issues concerning it.
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Before meeting the representatives of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Akufo-Addo as part of plans to improve infrastructure in the region cut the sod for work to commence on a 100-bed Trauma Hospital at Anyinam, and a 40-bed hospital at Kwabeng.
He also inspected works on the Nkawkaw-Abirem road and the Osiem-Begoro road.
The President also inspected the ongoing construction of a Science SHS at Abomosu and cut the sod for the Zoomlion’s waste recycling and composite plant at Akwadum, near Koforidua.