My Handwriting Is All Over Ashanti - Prez Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has touted his party's achievements in the Ashanti Region, hinting that the opposition National Democratic Congress stands no chance, when it comes to development in the jurisdiction.

My Handwriting Is All Over Ashanti - Prez Akufo-Addo
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has rubbished claims made by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it is better placed when it comes to developmental projects in the Ashanti region.

According to the President, at a durbar held in his honor, at the Manhyia Palace on Monday, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has not abandoned its stronghold, and that its handiworks are tangible.

His Excellency indicated to His Royal Majesty, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, that a total of 1,824 projects were being undertaken, out of which 774 have been completed and 1,050 are still ongoing.

He added that there are 604 projects in the education sector, 92 in health, 151 road projects, 606 in the water and sanitation sector, 1 in aviation, and 1 in the ports sector.

The President intimated that the Boankra Inland Port Project, which has since received parliamentary approval, but been on the drawing board for several decades, would soon be undertaken as the government has secured 330 million funding for its construction.

As part of the NPP’s Operation 47/47, Nana Addo used the occasion to introduce all of the party’s 47 parliamentary candidates from the region and appealed for the support of Asanteman to help them capture the 3 remaining constituencies, being Asawase, Ejura Sekyedumase, and Sekyere Afram Plains, manned by the NDC.

The NPP flagbearer is currently on a 3-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, as the December election approaches.

He has since inspected ongoing works on Phase II of the Kumasi Airport project, the 500-bed Military Hospital Project at Afari, started by former President John Agyekum Kufuor; inspected ongoing work on the Tanoso to Abuakwa Road; commissioned both the Kumasi Waste Recycling and Composite Plant, and the Kasapreko Water, Juice and Soft Drinks Factory, a project operating under the Government’s 1-District-1-Factory Initiative.