Government prioritises two roads in Upper West Region – President Mahama


Wa, Nov. 10, GNA – President John Dramani Mahama said on Monday that government has prioritised two major roads in the Upper West Region for construction.

The Wa-Tumu-Bolgatanga and Wa-Lawra-Nandom-Hamile roads have been prioritised under Presidential Strategic Roads to bring in strong contractors to work assiduously for the quick completion of the projects.

There would be regular payment of money to the contractors to ensure the quick completion of the roads, President Mahama assured.

President Mahama announced this at a meeting with the Upper Regional House of Chiefs as part of his two-day visit to the region to canvas for endorsement from members of National Democratic Congress (NDC) and also seek the blessings of the traditional rulers and other stakeholders for his second term bid.

On the Regional Hospital, President Mahama said there were disagreements with the initial contractor and a new one has been assigned to take over the project and work would start soon.

President Mahama said the region had received its fair share of infrastructural development, especially in the areas of water provision, education and health facilities and appealed to the people to vote massively for the NDC to continue with its development policies and programmes.

He said government would solve the power crisis and sooner than later Ghana would have extra power to export to neighbouring countries.

Naa Dr Puore Puobi Chiir, President of the Regional House of Chiefs praised the development efforts of President Mahama and urged Ghanaians to endorse his second term bid.

Naa Puobi Chirr, who is also the Paramount Chief of Nandom appealed to the government to consider making the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies autonomous.

He said government should also commit resources for the rehabilitation of the Office Complex of the House which had delayed for more than 19 years.

He told the President that a number of roads in the region are in deplorable nature and urged government to strive to rehabilitate them to facilitate the movement of people, goods and services.

He urged traditional rulers to support government in the maintenance of peace in their communities.

Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa, Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs noted that the chieftaincy institution is at the heart of government and would do all it takes to support the institution to deliver on its mandate.

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