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Nana tells U/W to vote for more; as he outlines 2,163 projects in the region

October 12, 2020 By 0 Comments

President Akufo-Addo at the Upper West House of Chiefs

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the construction of a solid waste treatment facility at Wa in the Upper West Region.

He has also indicated that his government had embarked on some 2,163 projects in the Upper West Region so far.

Estimated to cost some €15 million, the waste treatment plant is being established by the Jospong Group and its partners, in collaboration with the government.

The construction is in line with the government’s policy of creating an enabling environment for the private sector to partner it to bridge the infrastructure gap in sanitation.

Upon completion, the plant will receive, sort, and process 200 tonnes of solid waste within the Upper East Region.

The President noted that benefits to be accrued from the project include the effective and efficient management of municipal solid waste, the production of organic compost for horticultural and agronomical purposes, reduction in the high rate of plastic pollution, and the processing of recyclable fractions of the total waste, such as paper, plastic and metal for reuse.

“Equally more important will be the provision of jobs for the youth of this community and its environs, which will help improve the local economy,” he said.

Earlier, President Akufo-Addo, while addressing members of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, on day one of his 2two-day working visit to the region, had mentioned the number of projects his government had taken to the area.

According to the President: “There are 2,163 projects being executed in the region, with 1,299 completed and the remaining 864 ongoing. Out of the 1,299 completed projects, 112 are in the educational sector, 48 in the health sector, 31 in the roads sector, and 256 in the water and sanitation sector.”

The 864 ongoing projects comprise, amongst others, he stated: “are 51 in the educational sector, 17 in the health sector, 18 in the roads sector, and 684 in the water and sanitation sector. With four more for Nana and the NPP, we will do even more for you.”

President Akufo-Addo made this known on Friday, 9th October 2020.

Touching on the government’s Agenda 111, which seeks to build district hospitals in districts without any in the course of the next twelve months, he stated that the government would construct hospitals in five districts without them in the Upper West Region.

“They are Daffiama/Bussie/Issa, Wa East, Lambussie/Karni, Sissala West and Wa West districts. The hospitals will have a 100-bed capacity, fully equipped, with appropriate accommodation for medical personnel, i.e. doctors and staff,” he added.

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