From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi .
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, begins a tour of the Ashanti Region today.
The four-day visit to the region would be heralded by a call on the occupant of the Golden Stool, His Royal Majesty Opemsuo Dr. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, at the Manhyia Palace this morning.
Today, the President is expected to launch the Greater Kumasi Roads Facelift programme, and meet all Metropolitan, Municipal and District chief executives and regional executives of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to an official itinerary from the Presidency, the President would cut the sod for Wontumi Farms and Wioso-Mpasaaso Road project at Asare Nkwanta in the Sekyere Central District, and Mpasaaso in the Ahafo Ano South district respectively, as well as inspect some ongoing projects, including the Trede-Ahodwo road and ID1F projects at Kaase, and the Manhyia, Bantama Asphalt Overlay Projects in Kumasi.
He would also meet with identifiable groups, including religious leaders, (pastors and Moslem leaders), and visit commercial farms like Asamaoh Yamoah Farms at Atwima Nkoranza, North American Farms at Nkujua Aframso, and Rockland Farms at Ankamudua, all in the Sekyere Central District.
President Nana Akufo-Addo is also slated to visit the Vesta Oil Factory in the Bosomtwe District, and call on some prominent Ashanti paramount chiefs, including the Omanhene of the Nsuta Traditional Area, and the Chief of Beposo, near Mampong.
Before the President meets pastors in the evening of Sunday, he would attend a Church Service at the St. Peter’s Cathedral in Kumasi, and also participate in the Akwasidae celebrations at the Manhyia Palace.
The tour will be climaxed with the President addressing the 29th Biennial General Council meeting of the Assemblies of God Church at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and the launch of the Kumasi Bus Rapid Transit project at the Jubilee Park on Tuesday.