The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 9th September, 2018, cut the sod for the construction of the Axim sea defence wall, in fulfilment of his pledge he made to the people of Axim, in the run-up to the 2016 general elections and also graced the Axim annual kundum festival this year with the theme [PROMOTIING SECURITY IN OUR SOCIETY-THE ROLE OF THE SOCIETY AND THE TRADITIONAL AUTHOURITIES].
During Nana Akufo-Addo’s speech he said;
” Axim is the birthplace of George Alfred Paa Grant, and we are doing this in his honour, as well as to secure the lives and properties of residents of Axim “.
Touching a request by Awulae Attibrukusu III, Chief of Lower Axim, for the construction of their roads, the President indicated that the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, would, in a fortnight, cut the sod for the construction of the roads in the constituency.
President added that, the construction of a sports stadium at Dr Beamish, a suburb of Axim, the near completion of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) at Axim junction, President Akufo-Addo also revealed that the Victoria Park would also undergo significant transformation into an ingenious ceremonial ground.
Dealing with Evalue-Gwira stated that since Axim being largely a cocoa growing area, the President announced that Evalue-Gwira has been as a cocoa district, with cocoa farmers no longer having to travel to Amenfi Central, Prestea Huni Valley, Ahanta West and Ellembelle to receive their inputs.
On education, President Akufo-Addo stated that over 1,200 school children in Evalue-Gwira have so far benefitted from the Free SHS policy, with more to be absorbed this year. He also announced that, Nsein SHS has been selected by government as a model school, which will result in the expansion of infrastructure of the school.
The president noted that, lack of communication and network services for the vast majority of the people in the constituency, he indicated that, the Ghana Infrastructure Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), through its rural telephony project, has provided network services to Gwira Banso, Gwira Kutukrom, Gwira Asowa, Gwira Ashiem, Gwira Dominase.
Additionally, the President stated that two weeks ago, communities such as Gwira Wiaso, Gwira Tumentu, Gwira Abrodiem and Gwira Eshiem were connected to the national electricity grid, and in the 2019 budget, for the first time since independence, Gwira roads will receive attention.
With this year’s Kundum Festival addressing issues of peace and security and the role of traditional authorities, President Akufo-Addo noted that, through the Security Services Housing Project, a total of 40,000 well-planned housing units for personnel of the security services in the country are being put up by the end of 2018, he added that a total of 4,000 new recruits would have been absorbed into the Ghana Police Service Training Schools across the country, and would pass out by the first quarter of next year.
To equip the Police better, President Akufo-Addo noted that 1,000 new vehicles are being procured for the Police this year. Already 200 pick-up vehicles have been allocated under Operation Calm Life, 105 out of 200 Toyota saloon vehicles were delivered a few weeks ago to the Police.
See photos of president Akufo-Addo cutting the sod below ;
Source : Shella Ama Boaduwa