More projects on the drawing board, Pres assures

(inset)President John Mahama waving to the crowd

(inset)President John Mahama waving to the crowd

There are more development projects on the drawing board, says President John Dramani Mahama.

Addressing the chiefs and people of Wassa East, during his tour of the  district, the President assured them of more projects and said the construction of roads in the district was a means to allow them to have better access to the markets with their farm produce.

The visit was part of his campaign tour to solicit for votes in the Western Region.

The tour started on Tuesday, at Abura and Agona in the Ahanta West District, Elubo in the Jomoro District and Axim in the Nzema East Municipality where he distributed outboard motors to the fishermen.

He appealed to people to vote for him to complete the unfinished projects lined up for the district.

President Mahama said in election years, traditional rulers were often misquoted anytime a sitting President paid them courtesy calls, because they simply praised the President.

He appealed to the media, especially radio, to be circumspect and use the appropriate words to describe traditional rulers.

“Whatever they say should not be interpreted with any political language”.

He disclosed that more than GH¢1 million had been spent on the cocoa and other roads in the Western Region, because the region produced more than half the nation’s wealth.

The President said his government had increased the supply of potable water to the rural areas, from 56 per cent to 67 per cent through the implementation of the Small Town Water System.

He said the expansion works at the Tema and Takoradi Ports would offer about one 1,000,000 jobs when completed, and the Tema Shipyard and Dry Dock, which has been taken over by the Ghana Ports and Harbours would be the largest in the West African sub region, to provide services to maritime vessels.

The acting Omanhene of Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Nana Kwadokyerefo III, said a land acquired by the Ghana Water Company Limited at Sekyere Hemang about 10 years ago, has not been paid for.

He appealed to the President to construct the road from Sekyere Hemang to Edwenase which was only about 20 kilometres.

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