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Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has passionately appealed to the government through the Minister of Transport to speed up and complete the Boankra Inland Port Project in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
According to the King, when the Boankra Inland Port is completed and functioning, it will create jobs and ease the stress importers in the Northern parts of the country go through.
"Verily, the people of Ashanti Region are much concern about the Boankra Inland Port Project because when it is completed it will create jobs for us and the northern sector as a whole," he said.
“But when we are talking about this others says there is the need to fix the railway lines first, however, the railway lines are not yet to be fixed. The Boankra Inland Port project was started in your (NPP) administration and if you want to continue try and complete it for us. If you cannot do anything for me try and complete the Boankra Inland Port for me," Otumfuo stressed.
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II made this appeal on Wednesday 11th April, 2018 when the Minister of Transport, Hon. Ofori Asiamah paid a courtesy call on him to outline measures putting in place by the Nana Addo led NPP government to complete the Port.
The Operation of the Boankra Inland Port project meant to boost transit trade - serve importers in the Northern sector of Ghana and Landlocked countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger which began in the year 2008 under Former President John Agyekum Kuffour administration has been standstill for a while and even what has been put up is deteriorating.
The Asante Monarch who is optimistic that this same government that started the project will accomplish it said it will be a lie and disappointed if they fail to complete it before their term of office come to an end.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Transport, Hon. Ofori Asiamah assured him that it is the priority of the NPP government to complete the much awaiting Boankra Inland Port project to create jobs and ease transit.
According to him, the project will be given to constructor latest by July 2018 to ensure its completion.
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