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PRESIDENT Nana Akufo-Addo will from Tuesday commence a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region in accordance with his commitment to pay working visits to all regions every year.
This will be his 20th such visit since assumption of office and represents his final tour this year. His Excellency has already visited all nine other regions this year.
On each tour, the President makes time to interact with chiefs and people, key stakeholders in the region as well as the regional security councils.
He would seize the opportunity to inspect on-going works across various sectors and commissions completed projects.
In the Greater Accra Region, he will be commissioning and inspecting 10 major projects as part of his tour.
These include, the inspection of ongoing works on the Eastern railway line in Accra, the sod-cutting for the construction of the James Town fishing harbour.
The President would inspect works on the Abossey Okai roads construction and the commissioning of a multipurpose astro-turf and community centre in Ablekuma Central.
The President, as part of the tour, would commission the new ultra-modern Accra Metropolitan Assembly office complex.
Again, the President would also inspect the Tema motorway interchange ongoing construction works and inspection of ongoing construction works of concrete roads at Tema industrial area, the inspection of construction works on the Madina-Adenta highway footbridges as well as commission a new assembly building and school complex at Anyaa Sowutuom.
Nana Akufo-Addo would further inspect the Sunda Ltd 1D1F Factory at Bortianor-Ngleshi-Amanfrom and undertake sod-cutting for an affordable housing project at Amasaman.
The President will be using the opportunity to apprise himself of the status of work as well as urging agencies and contractors to ensure diligence and value for money.
Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, at a press yesterday in Accra, noted that the projects and the many other projects that the President has inspected or commissioned on the other nine tours have been funded.
According to him, the President expects that as outlined in the 2019 budget, improving fiscal environment and significant reduction in arrears will afford the administration the opportunity to ramp up more economic infrastructure projects nationwide in 2019 and 2020.
Source: John Elliot HAGAN || The Finder, Accra