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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, 9th June, 2018, cut the sod for the construction of the 25 kilometre Asankragua – Fordjuorkrom feeder road, in the Amenfi West constituency, in the Western Region, in fulfilment of a campaign pledge he made in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.
The road, which is scheduled to be completed in 24 months, will serve the Asankran Breman, Suroano, Breman, Oda Akotoamso, Asiedukrom, Awudikrom, and Fordjuorkrom communities.
Cutting the sod on the 2nd day of the tour of the Western Region, President Akufo-Addo noted that the construction of roads across the country will not only serve to reduce the spate of road accidents, but will also aid farmers in the transportation of agricultural produce, amongst others.
“The opening up of the country through the construction of the road network will mean the growth of the economy. The contractor is to complete the road in 24 months, i.e. in two years. Two years is two years, and he has to complete the road on schedule. When the road is done, regardless of where I am, I will be here to commission it,” he added.
On the proposed creation of the Western-North Region, President Akufo-Addo stated that the creation of the region will ensure the rapid development, and improvement in the quality of lives of inhabitants of the Western Region.
“Let no one be worried about the creation of the new region. We want to bring development to all parts of the Western Region, and, in so doing, deepen the unity that already exists amongst residents of the region,” he added.
With the New Patriotic Party (NPP) having only won the Amenfi West seat once, in recent times, the President urged the Chiefs and people to buck this trend, and ensure that the NPP emerges victorious in the next election.
“We are changing the relationship between the NPP and Amenfi West in 2020. Our candidate in 2016, I am confident, will be the same candidate in 2020. This time, help him and the NPP to win this seat. If God wills, and I come back in 2020, help me also,” the President said.