Business News of 2014-01-18

Prez Mahama promises completion of Aboabo Market

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday announced that the multi-purpose storey Aboabo Market in Tamale, which had been abandoned for years, would be completed during his tenure of office.

He said funds had been sourced for the completion of the market which started during the regime late Head of State General Kutu Acheampong.

President Mahama said this in Tamale during the inauguration of the first phase of the Tamale Teaching Hospital facelift project and sod cutting ceremony for work to begin on the second phase that will cost 48.5 million euros.

Late President Atta Mills, in April 2010, cut the sod for the refurbishment of the Hospital with 39.3 million euros jointly funded by the Dutch government and the Ghana government.

President Mahama said Tamale was growing fast and that the market, when completed, would boost the economy and many investors would move to the metropolis.

He said major roads linking Tamale to the district capitals would be tarred and mentioned the Tamale/Kumbungu road, Tamale/Salaga road, Walewale/ Nalerigu/Bunkpurugu road, Nyankpala/Tolon road would be constructed

He said the Fufulso/Damongo/Sawla road was going on commendably and that the NDC government would work tirelessly to bring development to the doorsteps of the people to justify the confidence reposed in the NDC government.

President Mahama thanked the people of the Region for voting overwhelmingly to retain the NDC in power in the 2012 elections and gave the assurance that equitable distribution of the national cake would not elude them.

He said government was committed to ensuring the Eastern corridor road was completed to ease the pressure on the Tamale/Kumasi/Accra highway and that work was progressing on portions of the road.

Source: GNA
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