PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated a 46-kilometre Dodi-Papase-Nkwanta road, and gave the assurance that Ghanaians everywhere will continue to receive their share of development projects, irrespective of the geographical location, ethnic group or religious affiliation.
The President said in the allocation of national resources it was difficult for all communities and regions to enjoy their share at the same time and, therefore, appealed to those who had not yet received their share to exercise patience.
He said the Dodi-Papase Road, which formed part of the Eastern Corridor Road, would facilitate movement on the road and reduce the cost of transportation, as it was the shortest connecting road between the southern and northern sectors.
President Mahama, who begun a three-day, “Accounting to the People Tour” of the Volta Region yesterday, said apart from the Eastern Corridor road, the Hohoe, Jasikan and the Kpedze town road projects, among many others, would be executed within the year.
On the re-opening of the national voters’ register, President Mahama appealed to the youth who had attained 18 years and above, to participate in the exercise in order to be eligible to vote in the 2016 elections, and subsequent ones.
In a speech read on his behalf, Mr. William Hana, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, pledged the EU’s continuous support for Ghana’s development agenda.
He said in 2015 alone, the European Union invested about €500 million in Ghana and gave the assurance that it would also support Ghana in sustainable development goals, migration and morbidity.
Dasebere Obonie Sebewie V, Omanhene of Dodi, commended President Mahama for the development projects he brought to the town.
He, however, appealed to the government to upgrade the health post in the area to the status of a clinic, and work on the feeder roads to facilitate the carting of foodstuff from farming communities to the marketing centres.
Dasebere Sebewie also appealed to the government to establish a senior high school in the area to absorb the numerous junior high students in Dodi and its surrounding communities.
President Mahama is also expected to cut the sod for the commencement of work on other development projects, inspect and inaugurate completed projects in Dambai, Kete-Krachi, Jasikan, Kadjebi, Hohoe, Chindiri, Ho and Juapong, among other communities.
The President would also call on chiefs and address the people in all the communities that he would be visiting. GNA