President John Mahama yesterday started his campaign tour of the Upper West Region, with a vow to do more for the region in the next four years.
He said although the region had benefited significantly from various projects under his first term, massive development projects would be rolled out from next year.
President Mahama who gave the assurance when he called on the Dorimon Naa and chiefs of the Dorimon Traditional Council at Dorimon, near Wa, cited a number of projects undertaken in the education, water supply, health, road and agriculture sectors as part of an agenda to advance the rapid development of the region.
For instance, he said the region had more roads constructed than any other region, but admitted that more remained to be done.
“As your servant, I have served you in the provision of the necessary social amenities, and will continue to serve you diligently,” he said.
The President also cited the ongoing Wa Regional Hospital project which is expected to be completed in March next year, as an intervention that would help to address the increasing health needs of the people of the region.
In addition, he said the new Wa water expansion project, would increase water supply to Wa, Dorimon and surrounding towns by some three million gallons of potable water.
From Dorimon, President Mahama moved to Wechau where he called on the Wechau Naa, and addressed a mini rally during which he further laid his administration’s plans for the area.
He announced that the ongoing Wa-Dorimon-Wechau road would be soon completed, while an asphalt road would be constructed from Wa to Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital, to enhance transportation between the two regions.
Taking cognisance of the region being active in farming, he announced that a
number of the proposed farmer service centres would be established in the various districts to offer support to farmers to enhance their operations.
He thanked the chiefs and the people of Wechau for their support, and gave the assurance that they would not be disappointed for backing him.
Naa Imoro, the Wechau Naa, welcoming President Mahama, said that development projects in the area were “unprecedented”.
He particularly commended the government for the provision of Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds, school blocks, and roads, and assured the President of their support.
He said although they have outstanding needs, they would continue to support the government to retain power, trusting that their needs would be provided.
From Edmund Mingle and Cliff Ekuful, Dorimon