President appeals to Ghanaians to remain united

Asesewa (E/R), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has appealed to Ghanaians to remain united despite the political differences among the people.

He assured that with unity, his government would provide the necessary leadership for the economic transformation of the country to make it prosperous as all Ghanaians wish.

The President made the appeal at a durbar of chiefs and people of Upper Manya Krobo at Asesewa, as part of his three days visit to the Eastern Region.

He said Ghana is highly respected in all African countries and he is proud to be the president of the country.

He assured the people of Upper Manya Krobo that all the campaign promises he made to them as well as their request for the rehabilitation of their road network, market, provision of an ambulance service and the rehabilitation of the Asesewa Senior High School would be delivered one after the other during his four year term of office.

Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta, Minister of Roads and Highways, said the President has directed him to ensure the rehabilitation of the roads in the Upper Manya District, and that, by the middle of January next year, work on the rehabilitation of the 17.5 kilometer Asesewa town roads would start.

He said within the first quarter of next year, work will start on the Apensu to Asesewa road and Aketewia to Sekesua, as well as other major roads in the district.

The Member of Parliament for the area and the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Tetteh, said during the campaign towards the 2016 election, he promised to rehabilitate all the roads in the district.

To fulfil my promise, I personally acquired a grader and started reshaping and grading the feeder roads in the district to make the roads motorable until the award of a contract by the government.

The Deputy Minister assured the President that if the roads in the district are rehabilitated, the NPP can comfortably maintain the Upper Manya Krobo Parliamentary seat for many years to come.

Earlier in a welcome address, Nene Sakite II, Konor of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, appealed to the President to rehabilitate the road networks in the Upper Manya Krobo area and the Asesewa market to help revive the economy of the area.

He appealed for the creation of another district in the area with the district capital at Sekesua as well as the provision of an ambulance for the Asesewa government hospital.

Source: Ghana News Agency