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President expected in Upper East Region on August 4, 2022

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The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo is expected in the Upper East Region on August 4, 2022.

This is according to the Regional Director of Communications, Peter Ayimbinsa. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, August 1, 2022.

“The President has resumed his regular regional tours to interact with people of various districts and regions and to see firsthand, what is happening on the ground. A lot of work has taken place since the 2020 elections. Fortunately, in the Upper East Region, the President has programmed to be here on the 4th of August if nothing changes.”

“On the 5th of August, he will be commissioning a factory project in Fumbisi. He will also hold a mini durbar of chiefs and their people in Fumbisi. He will come to Navrongo and have a mini durbar with the chiefs and the people,” he said.

The President’s visit comes at a time when many have raised concerns about the progress of work on the Pwalugu Multi-purpose Dam along with the Rock Estates affordable housing project in Pusu-Namoo.

In a recent interview with Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith on the Day Break Upper East Show, Friday, July 29, 2022, the Upper East Regional Minister said the project [Pwalugu Multi-purpose Dam] is on course.

“Government is very committed to the project. At the last cabinet meeting, it came up and the Nana Addo government is very committed. We would not disappoint Northern Ghana to set up this big project here.”

“A project of this magnitude, you have to take your time because of the past experiences we have had in undertaking irrigation projects. The process is ongoing. It has not got to the real building of the infrastructure yet but I can tell you that the Committee that is going around to ensure that the groundwork is done were with me,” he said.

When asked if he could give specific timelines to back up the assurances he gave, Mr. Yakubu replied, “I think that people should have patience. People should allow the process to go on. You know the project is in two regions and some people would have to move. Sometimes, they have to move some people from one region, even to another or from one chief’s jurisdiction to another chief’s jurisdiction.”

Also, in an earlier interview, the Deputy Minister for Works and Housing and MP for Binduri, Abdulai Abanga suggested that the government’s commitment to completing the Rock Estates affordable housing project is unwavering.

“It [the project] will happen. I had a discussion with the Managing Director for State Housing Company. He has assured me that the intention and the plan for that estate are still on course. What they are trying to do is to put their marketing plans well so that when they finish doing that construction, they will have enough buyers to take those houses.”

“I am sure that it won’t be too long, that will be done,” he said.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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