President John Dramani Mahama stated that government would not renege on its promise to provide socio-economic infrastructure in the country.
He said the provision of such projects would facilitate movement internally and enhance integration of Ghana with her neighbours in the West African sub-region.
President Mahama stated this when he inaugurated the Ho-Vane-Fume road at Avatime in the Ho West District of the Volta Region as part of his three-day Volta Regional “Accounting to the people tour”.
The GH₵ 54.7 million 18.4 kilometre road, which has been completed would reduce travelling time and facilitate the movement of goods and services in the enclave and beyond.
It is the third road project President Mahama has inaugurated after the Dodo-Pepesu-Nkwanta, Jasikan-Worawora-Dambai roads.
President Mahama commended communities in the Ho West District for their peaceful co-existence although they have 16 different paramountcies.
He urged them to translate that peaceful co-existence into communal programmes that would speed up the development of their areas.
The President said although it is incumbent on government to provide development projects, it is also necessary for the communities to initiate some of the projects locally with other development partners.
Responding to the chiefs’ request to broaden their mandate in national policies, President Mahama urged them to deliberate at regional and national levels and make recommendations for approval.
He explained that those issues could only be carried out after constitutional amendment, indicating that government would be ready to make changes if necessary and for the betterment of Ghanaians if their recommendations are cogent.
President Mahama warned Ghanaians against multiple registrations in the forthcoming limited registration, adding that it is a criminal to do so.
Osie Adza Tikpor VII, the Paramount Chief of Avatime commended President Mahama for the road and expansion of school projects throughout the region.
He appealed to President Mahama to provide the Avatime Senior High School with a bus to facilitate the movement of staff and students.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Roads and Highways, gave the assurance that government would complete on schedule all the roads that it has embarked on.
He said the road project is wholly funded by the Government and supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority.