General News of Mon, 13 Aug 201831
We’re fulfilling our promises – Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he is fulfilling promises he and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) made to Ghanaians in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.
“The work that we promised to do, the promises I made during the campaign period, I believe that all Ghanaians can attest to the fact that they were not idle promises, but rather promises that I honestly believed that I could fulfill, once I won power,” the President said.
“Those who said we could not do it have been put to shame. Very soon, we will pass legislation that stipulates that every child in Ghana should go to school up to Senior High School level, at least. We don’t want dropouts. This way, everyone can find meaningful employment in this country.We have reduced electricity tariffs as well, so as to bring relief to individual households, as well as to businesses…” he added.
President Akufo-Addo also thanked the Chief of Beposo, Nana Boamah Kwabi IV, for the large tracts of land, i.e. 24,000 acres, given to his administration to facilitate the realization of Government’s flagship projects such as the Programme for Planting for Food and Jobs, and 1-District-1-Factory.
“These are very valuable additions. I am truly thankful. In the same vein, the Kwamanhene has also offered us 5,000 acres for Planting for Food and Jobs. The Nsutamanhene has also given us 3,000 acres for warehouses. Out of the 21 constituencies here in Asanteman that will have warehouses, the Nsuta constituency will receive one,” he said.
Speaking on the concerns of the Beposohene on the extension of electricity to all communities in Beposo, President Akufo-Addo assured that government is working towards ensuring that “every town and village in this country will have access to electricity.”
“It is systematic. We are pushing for complete rural electrification and very soon, you will hear from us here in Beposo.”
Earlier in the day, President Akufo-Addo visited the Rocklands Farms in Beposo, Wontumi Farms in Asare Nkwanta, and visited Assam, in Mampong, to inspect ongoing works on the Kofiase-Mampong road, which is being constructed for the first time in the country’s history.