President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked Ghanaians to give him and the New Patriotic Party another four more years to continue the good works his government has started.
Speaking at the Resurrection Power New Generation Church yesterday, at the start of his 4-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, the President appealed to the electorate to renew their confidence in him when they go to the polls on December 7.
The President added: “You have all seen that I am an honest and truthful person. I did not come to deceive anybody in Ghana. I told Ghanaians the truth, today I am telling you the same truth, and it is upon that that I am asking you to help me so that ‘Four More for Nana’ will become a reality.”
He also appealed to the electorate that voting for four more years for him “should also apply to the [NPP] parliamentary candidates going to Parliament so that they will win.”
Explaining the purpose of his visit, the President noted that he has so far visited all the regions of the country, but Greater Accra, and deemed it important to begin his tour of Greater Accra with a visit to the Church he knows very well.
“Four years ago, I came here to implore Rev Anthony Kwadwo Boakye to pray to God Almighty on my behalf for victory in the 2016 elections. He prayed for me, and God listened to his prayers, and I emerged victorious. Afterwards, I came here to show my appreciation to him and the church for the good thing they did for me,” he said, to a rapturous response from the congregation.
“I am here today, once again, that 7th December will soon be here. The country is going to elect someone to lead the nation in the next four years. I am pleading with God to, like He helped me in 2016, to help me again in this 2020 election,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo reiterated to the gathering that “what we have achieved, in the areas of education, health, employment, agriculture and all the others represent a solid foundation we have laid in Ghana for growth and development in the country.”
“I am, therefore, pleading with you that we should move forward and not backwards so that in unity we can move Ghana forward,” he added.
Weija Model SHS
President Akufo-Addo also inspected ongoing work on the construction of the Weija Model Senior High School. He cut sod for the school project in October 2019.
The six other schools are located at Kwadaso, Dabaa, Awaso, Abomosu, Akrodie and Kpasenkpe. Seven out of the nine schools are proposed science focused schools, with the other two being the first ever Creative Arts School, at Kwadaso, in Kumasi, and a Senior High Technical School at Dabaa, named after former President Kufuor.
It will be recalled that contracts for the construction of these schools were awarded in October 2019, and the sites were handed over to the contractors by the consultants a month later.
The Weija Model Senior High School is fitted with the full complement of amenities such as playing fields, administrative buildings, libraries and dormitories. Additionally, the V-Block in the school has a total of 24 classrooms, as opposed to 12 classrooms in the E-Blocks constructed by the former administration.
Tema-Aflao road project
As part of activities marking the first day of his Greater Accra tour, the President also cut sod for the construction of the Tema-Aflao road, which forms part of the Trans-West Africa highway.
The highway forms the primary link between Ghana and Togo, and serves as the backbone for a significant and growing coastal, residential, economic and recreational population.
The phase 1 portion of the 17km road project begins 1km east of the Tema Expressway roundabout, running parallel to the country’s coastline.
The upgrade to the 17km of the road between Tema roundabout and Central University Junction will improve the capacity of the proposed road as well as improve safety and operational efficiency.
It will also provide uninterrupted traffic flows to other parts of the region and subsequently facilitate trade and transit in the West Africa sub-region.