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847 Projects implemented in Greater Accra – Akufo-Addo

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A total of 423 projects, out of the 847, being undertaken by government in the Greater Accra Region alone have been completed, with the remaining 424 ongoing, President Nana Akufo-Addo has noted.

Out of the 423 completed projects, 87 are in the educational sector, 17 in the health sector, 173 in the roads sector, 74 in the water and sanitation sector, 25 in the industrial sector, and 10 market projects.

Of the 424 ongoing projects, 92 are in the education sector, 18 in the health sector, 54 in the roads sector, 113 in the water and sanitation sector, 20 in the industrial sector, and 19 market projects.

The President gave the account when he addressed the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs on the final day of his four-day tour of the Greater Accra Region yesterday.

The President reiterated his government’s commitment to building the necessary infrastructure across all sectors of the economy as part of his government’s transformation agenda

He added that in the course of the next one year, government will construct district hospitals in the districts without them in the Greater Accra Region as part of government’s Agenda 111, which seeks to build district hospitals in districts without hospitals.

The hospitals, he indicated, will have a 100-bed capacity, fully equipped, with appropriate accommodation for medical personnel, i.e. doctors and staff.

These projects would be located in Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma North, Ablekuma West, Accra Metropolitan, Ada West, Adentan, Ashaiman, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso West, Ga Central, Ga South, Korle Klottey, Krowor, La Nkwantanang Madina, Ningo Prampram and Tema West.

The President reiterated the importance of the chieftaincy institution to the development of the country, and thus called on chiefs to be an active voice that speaks against ills of the society, such as corruption, galamsey and other social ills.

“Let me also indicate to you my commitment to establishing a committee, God willing, early next year to take a comprehensive look at the issue to do with the compulsory acquisition of lands by government, its consequences and the possible restoration of lands to their allodial owners.”

He reassured the house that his government will continue to support the chieftaincy institution so it can be strong and resilient, indicating that six new office complexes and bungalows would be provided the six newly constituted regional houses of chiefs.

“Additionally, as I have said, we would strive to give to the institution the requisite support to resolve chieftaincy matters and carry out research in the many areas of relevance to curb chieftaincy-related conflicts,” he stressed.

With five weeks to the holding of the December 7 elections, President Akufo-Addo assured the house of the wholehearted efforts that are being made by government to guarantee the peace and stability of the nation.

“Ghana has rightly earned a reputation as the pacesetter in democratic governance on the continent, a reputation I am determined to uphold, and, indeed, enhance prior to, during and after the 7th December elections,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo continued, “I would need, of course, your full collaboration and co-operation to help attain this end. We cannot afford a repetition of the deplorable events that took place recently at Odododiodio. We have all to work together to create the environment that will allow the Ghanaian people to make their decision on 7th December in freedom, peace and security. It is their right.”

Speaking on the delicate issue of government lands, which the chiefs have laid claims to over the years, the President said a committee would be set up to give recommendations on the way forward.

“The committee will make appropriate recommendations for the decision of government. With a few weeks to the holding of the elections, the setting up of this committee this year may not be feasible.”

However, as a sign of his commitment to this, the President tasked the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs “to begin stakeholder consultations with the house, so an agreement can be reached on the composition of this committee and its terms of reference.”

The President congratulated Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI for his re-election as the President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.

The President of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chief, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, on his part, noted that government’s social interventions are bringing relief to many Ghanaians.

He noted, for example, that identification was a major problem, but noted that the implementation of the national identification programme and digital addressing system has brought a lot of relief to the people.

He added that the street naming and address system is a good initiative which needs the support of all to help complete government’s digital revolution agenda.

He emphasised that the digitisation of all government institutions is helping to eliminate corruption.

He added that the President is delivering on his promises to the Ghanaian people with interventions such as ‘One Village, One Dam’.

He told the President that the regional house of chiefs is doing its best to eliminate chieftaincy and its related disputes.

He noted that steps have been taken to digitise the institution and create a website through which all gazetted chiefs could be accessed.

The President, as part of activities marking the tour, inspected the infectious disease centre at Dodowa.

He later inspected ongoing construction of an interchange, bridge and ancillary infrastructure at Boundary Road motorway extension.

The President later left to hold a durbar of the chiefs of Lanmma, where he touted his government’s achievements over the past years, reviving the Ghanaian economy and delivering on promises and interventions that are changing lives.

The President later commissioned a classroom block at Legon Presec. He moved to Lapaz, where he interacted with transport operators and hawkers.

The President ended his tour with the commissioning of Metro TV’s new ultra-modern broadcast studio.

 

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Nana Konadu Has Not Withdrawn From The Presidential Race – NDP 

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General Secretary of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Alhaji Mohammed has reacted to rumors that Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings who is the leader of the party has pulled out of the 2020 polls.

It was earlier reported that the late Jerry John Rawlings’ wife has decided to withdraw from the 2020 election following the sudden demise of her husband. Though the rumor was not confirmed, it was said that a press conference will be held to make it official.

Reacting to the rumors in the press conference, Alhaji Mohammed said Nana Konadu is still in the presidential race and so the rumors should be ignored.

In his exact words he said;

“There were stories flying around that Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has pulled out of the race, these are false, she is still in the race and believes the time has come to take charge of Ghana and restore the glory”

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“I will implement Special Prosecutors report on the “Agyapa deal” if elected on December 7th” – John Mahama

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The flagbearer and Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says if he is elected in the upcoming 2020 general elections he will implement recommendations of the special prosecutor on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.

He claim the only thing that can save the people involved in this corruption scandal if they are found guilty by the reports of the special prosecutor is for them to return the money before the NDC is sworn into the office on January 7th 2021.

He made this known on Saturday when addressing the NDC supporters at Bosomkyekye in the Mampong constituency as part of his tour in the Ashanti region.

“They are trying to offload Ghana’s mining royalties through a shady deal called Agyapa and when we complained, they decided to hold on. But now what we are being told is that, the President has directed that the deal be taken back to Parliament and I know they will not succeed. Because the NDC is going to win this election and immediately after the Victory, those people who have looted the money from Agyapa should quickly return our money”

“Otherwise, we will work with the recommendation of the special prosecutor” He lastly warned

 

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“Your QR Code Is Not The First In Ghana, You Lied” – Sammy Gyamfi Exposes Bawumia

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Just a day after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia launched a universal quick response code (QR Code) payment system citing it as the first of its kind in Africa, NDC national communications officer, Sammy Gyamfi has debunked it with evidence stating it’s not the first time Ghana is experiencing such thing.

Vice President Bawumia speaking at the launch said, “Today is a historic day because we are solving a major problem here in Ghana. It is also historic because Ghana will be the first country in Africa to launch a Quick Response (QR) code payment system.”

“Not only are we the first country in Africa, but we are also, as far as I am aware, the third country in the world to launch a Quick Response Code after Singapore and India.”

NDC Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi on Good Evening Ghana on Accra-based Metro TV responding to the Vice President’s statement said, “This QR Code payment system that we are talking about was introduced by Ecobank and implemented in 2016/2017 so it not a new thing.”

It is reported on BusinessGhana in 2017 that “Ecobank Ghana launched a Masterpass QR, a smart merchant solution that accepts payments for goods and services from the mobile phone, providing micro, small and medium enterprises the opportunity to move from cash to digital payments.”

 

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