By Jerry Azanduna, GNA
Aug. 14, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo on Tuesday called on the Chiefs
and People of the Bawku Municipal and its environs to maintain the peace by
cooperating with the security agencies operating in the area.
He said it was
commendable that peace in the area had been sustained for a long time, allowing
for socio-economic growth.
gave the advice when he paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba, Naba Asigri
Abugragoe Azoka II, paramount Chief of the Bawku traditional area, as part of
his two days working tour of the Upper East Region.
He told the
people that he was visiting the area to interact with them and get first-hand
information on the progress of government policies and their challenges, and
find ways of addressing them to make it more beneficial.
including the one village one dam and the free senior high school among others,
has come to stay and government will do all it can to sustain them for
beneficiaries to enjoy”, he said.
security, the President said there was the need to beef up security at the
country’s borders, especially the Bawku area, adding that, government would be
recruiting about 4,500 police personnel, while more Military personnel would be
deployed to the Ghana-Burkina Faso Border to beef up security as there were
unrest in some parts of that country.
government’s commitment to complete the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakum road in the
Region, to promote the free movement of goods and services in the area.
has seen the importance of the 103 kilometer road in the lives of the people in
this area and plans to speedily complete it in order to promote the smooth
running of the socio- economic activities of the people”.
He said the
road was dear to governments’ heart since it contributes to feeding the food
basket of the country, and based on that, the contract for its rehabilitation
had been given out and an initial amount of 68 million Euros secured to start
work on it.
commended government for its social interventions, especially the free senior
high school programme, planting food and jobs and subsidized fertilizer, which
he said, had turned around the fortunes of the people, especially farmers in
Naba Azoka said
the planting for food and jobs would curtail the consistent migration of the
youth to southern Ghana in search of non-existent jobs as it would help them
farm twice in a year.
He called on
the President to support the improvement of the Bawku Urban road structure to
provide a good drainage system that would control the destructive effects of
soil erosion caused by the heavy rains.
also paid a courtesy call on the Pusiga Naba, Naba Ibrahim Aguri IV and his
elders and assured them that the area would be given the needed security since
they were having issues on clear border demarcations with their Togo
inspected the Kulungugu Bridge which is under construction in the Pusiga
was accompanied by Mr Leo Kaba, Ghana Ambassador to Togo, Mr Joseph Dindiok
Kpemka, Deputy Attorney general, Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Local
government, Mr Mathew Kweku Prempehm Minister of Education, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda
Minister of Aviations and Dr Afriyie Akoto Minister of Agriculture, among