The campaign spirit for election 2020 came alive at Adaklu in the Volta Region when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appealed to Ghanaians to give him four more years to complete his vision for the country.
With his slogan “4more4Nana”, the President said he was willing to serve the country for another four years to continue his policies geared towards the development of the country.
Responding to comments from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) about his frequent visits to the Volta Region, the President said the NDC should understand that a man desperate to marry a woman would do all he could to woo her.
Marry Volta Region
The President, who was visiting Adaklu for the third time since he assumed office, said: “I am determined to marry the people of the Volta Region and I am going to come here as often as is necessary until I get there.”
The region, he said, should expect more of his visits as the campaign period intensifies.
He expressed joy that policies he was implementing were yielding positive results on the ground especially with the Free Senior High School policy which had increased enrolment nationwide.
President Akufo-Addo said apart from the education sector that the government had made huge impact, the agricultural sector too was booming with interventions provided.
“We are making serious efforts now to diversify our cash crops in the country so that we can make much more money out of cash crops as we have being doing traditionally where everything has been geared towards cocoa,” he added.
To achieve this, he said the government was establishing the Tree Crop Development Authority to develop crops such as the palm oil, rubber, cashew, coconut, sheanut, coffee among others.
Issues of Adaklu
Speaking to the challenges of the Adaklu District, the President, who was ending his three-day working tour for the Oti and Volta regions, said the water challenge of the people and the Adaklu Senior High School would be solved.
He promised the school a bus and an underground reservoir.
The paramount chief of the Adaklu Traditional Area, Togbega Gbogbi Atsa V, while welcoming the President and his team, commended the government for benefits such as agricultural implements, free supply of cashew seedlings, ambulance, school furniture and student beds for their community senior high school.
Many efforts, he said, had been made by various governments to solve the challenge including a Spanish water project which was to provide mechanised borehole to the communities in the district.
He appealed to the government to consider the continuation of the five-district water project at Adidome, which the district is a beneficiary, as a lasting solution to their water challenge.
The paramount chief also called for the road networks in the district to be constructed as “the district cannot boast of a single tarred road besides the Ho-Sogakope highway running through it”.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, asked Ghanaians to focus on the importance of the policy because “without double track, there will be no free SHS”.