Nana In Oti, Savannah
President Akufo-Addo left Accra yesterday to
begin a six-day working visit to the newly created Oti, North East and Savanna regions.
The tour, which will begin at Jasikan in the
Oti Region this morning, is the second phase of the president’s
working visit of the newly created regions in the country.
In April, this year, the president visited
the Ahafo, Western North and Bono East regions.
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, President
Akufo-Addo will cut the sod for the construction of the Jasikan-Dodi Pepesu road
under the Sinohydro deal after attending a durbar of the chiefs and people of
Jasikan, Kadjebi and Biakoye in the Buem Constituency.
At Kpassa, the president is expected to cut
the sod for the construction of the Kpassa-Mama-Akura road in the Nkwanta South
Constituency and interact with tutors and students of Nkwanta SHS. He will also
cut the sod for the construction of a classroom and dormitory at the school.
The president will also meet the chiefs and
people from Nkwanta North and South at a durbar at Nkwanta.
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, he will inspect
work on the Nkwanta-Dambai road at Nkwanta.
He will also visit the proposed site for the
Regional Coordinating Council at Dambai, the regional capital and attend a
durbar of the chiefs and people of Krachi in the Krachi and Nchumuru
President Akufo-Addo will move to the North
East Region on Thursday, May 16 to attend a durbar of chiefs and people of
Nalerigu at Nayiri Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga’s palace.
He will also inspect a water project and
visit the proposed site for the Regional Coordinating Council at Nalerigu in
the Nalerigu/Gambaga Constituency.
During a brief stop at Sakogu, he will
commission a Community Day SHS and interact with tutors and students of Nakpanduri
SHS, where he will commission a 120-bed capacity dormitory.
He will also cut the sod for the
construction of the town roads in Bunkpurugu and a durbar with the chiefs and
people of Chereponi.
He will, on Friday, May 17, 2019 proceed to
the Yagaba Koubori and Walewale constituencies to attend a durbar at Yagaba.
The president will also commission a
warehouse and inspect an IWAD 1000 hector irrigation project under the ‘planting
for food and jobs’ programme.
The president will climax his tour of the
North East Region at Walewale with a durbar of chiefs, after an inspection of a
On Saturday, May 18, 2019, he will pay a
courtesy call on the paramount chief of Wasipe and interact with Daboya Smock
Weavers to herald the beginning of the president’s tour of the Savanna Region.
He will interact with tutors and students of
Sawla SHS and inspect the district hospital at Sawla.
President Akufo-Addo will attend an inter-denominational
church service at Damongo on Sunday, followed by a courtesy call on the overlord
of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tumtumba Boresa I.
He will inspect the site for the construction
of the Regional Coordinating Council, attend a durbar of the chiefs and people
of Yapei at the Yapeiwura’s Palace and inspect the Yapei Water Extension
Project in the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency.
The president is scheduled to return to Accra on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu, Presidential Correspondent