18TH APRIL, 2016
SHOW OF APPRECIATION TO HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
We the Concerned Youths of Kpando on behalf of the Municipality wish to express our profound gratitude to His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama for continuing to demonstrate his CHANGING LIVES and TRANSFORMING GHANA agenda in our Municipality. We are much grateful for the extensive developmental projects undertaken in our Municipality in recent years, particularly the commissioning of the pontoon service and water taxi on the 14th April, 2016 at Kpando Torkor.
FERRY AND WATER TAXI
It’s an undeniable fact that the NDC government for very good socio-economic reasons established the pontoon service between Kpando Torkor and Agordeke. This initiative boosted the socio-economic fortunes of our people but due to various challenges the services stopped much to our disappointment in 2006. Today, under the able leadership of our dear President John Dramani Mahama, the same NDC government has revived this vital service.
Mr. President, the commissioning of the ferry has opened our municipality to other parts of the country. This in effect will boost trade, create jobs and improve the living standard of our people both in Kpando and Agordeke.
Additionally, the 52 seater water taxi (Akpini Princess) commissioned alongside the Pontoon by President John Dramani Mahama, will ensure safe and reliable means of transport for our people from both ends of the lake.
Your Excellency, it will interest you to know that just two days after the commissioning, we the citizenry of Kpando particularly, the market women and commercial drivers are already feeling the economic impact of the pontoon and water taxi. This is due to the influx of passengers in the two stations notably Kpando Lorry station and Torkor lorry Station. The market women are not left out since they have confirmed significant increase in sales. What can be better than this?
During your administration, Kpando Municipality can attest to the fact that our roads have seen unprecedented face-lift: Kpando-Have road, Kpando-Alavanyo road, Kpando-Kudzra-Aveti road and 5km asphalting of Kpando town roads yet to start just to mention few.
We have no doubt that the Kpando-Torkor stretch of road will be constructed as you promised in the shortest possible time. This will ease the traffic on the road due to its busy nature upon the arrival of the Pontoon and water taxi (Akpini Princess).
HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
Under your administration, our Municipality has benefited extensively from the development of health and Educational infrastructure at all levels and we are particularly grateful for this.
Your administration has again constructed a fire station equipped with a modern fire tender at Kpando Abanu.
Your Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama, we know for a fact that the following demands made by our chiefs will be met since you always demonstrate that you have the people of the Volta Region and particularly Kpando Municipality at heart.
• The building of ultra-modern fish market and cold store at Kpando Torkor to boost the fishing industry for our people.
• The upgrading of our health centre to a Polyclinic.
• The transformation of the first fully – walled stadium in the Volta Region into an ultra-modern sports complex.
• The granting of accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for the revival of the Nurses Training College at Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando.
We will also like to appreciate the effort of the following, who have contributed in diverse ways to the development of our Municipality and the commissioning of the Pontoon and water taxi:
• Hon. Prosper Douglas Bani -Minister for interior.
• Hon. Delali Paulina Adinyirah –Municipal Chief Executive, Kpando.
• Hon. Dela Sowah – MP, Kpando.
• Mr. Noel Mensah Kpatakpa.
• Mr. Killian Donkor – Constituency Chairman and his able executives.
• The chiefs and all other stakeholders in our Municipality.
We the concerned youths of Kpando Municipal pledged our unflinching support for His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama and assure him of 95% votes in the upcoming November 7th general elections.
Thank you your Excellency
We love you.
Nukunu Daniel Courage
Kpando Torkor Electoral Area
Mad. Kpoku Patience
Taxi Main Branch, Kpando
Taxi Driver, Kpando