President Akufo-Addo says his administration over the last three (3) years and ten (10) months since assuming office has initiated eight hundred and forty-seven (847) projects in the Greater Accra Region alone, indicating that four hundred and twenty-three (423) have been completed with four hundred and twenty-four (424) are ongoing.
President Akufo-Addo made the disclosure when he addressed the Greater Accra Region House of Chiefs at the Guggisberg Memorial Hall, the conference Centre of the Regional body, at Dodowa, as part of the last day of the President's four day working tourof the Greater Accra Region.
Giving an account of the work undertaken by Government in the Greater Accra Region over the course of his tenure of office, President Akufo-Addo told the House that “there are 847 projects being executed in the Region, with 423 completed, and the remaining 424 ongoing”.
"Out of the 423 completed projects, 87 are in the educational sector, 17 in the health sector, 173 in the roads sector, 74 in the water and sanitation sector, 25 in the industrial sector, and 10 market projects" the President stated.
"Of the 424 ongoing projects, 92 in the educational sector, 18 in the health sector, 54 in the roads sector, 113 in the water and sanitation sector, 20 in the industrial sector, and 19 market projects" President Akufo-Addo added.
*Government’s Agenda 111 in Accra*
The President further noted that, as part of Government’s Agenda 111, which seeks to build Hospitals in Districts without same, over the course of the next twelve (12) months, Government will construct Hospitals in eighteen (18) Districts in the Greater Accra Region.
“They are Ablekuma Central, Ablekuma North, Ablekuma West, Accra Metropolitan, Ada West, Adentan, Ashaiman, Ayawaso Central, Ayawaso East, Ayawaso West, Ga Central, Ga South, Korle Klottey, Krowor, La Nkwantanang Madina, Ningo Prampram and Tema West,” the President stated.
The hospitals, he indicated, "will have a 100-bed capacity, fully equipped, with appropriate accommodation for medical personnel, i.e. doctors and staff".
*Compulsory Land Acquisition*
The President in his speech hinted that he will be setting up a Committee to look into the compulsory acquisition of Ga lands in Ghana and per the findings and report of the Committee, government will take the appropriate action.
“Let me also indicate to you my commitment to establishing a Committee, God willing, early next year, to take a comprehensive look at the issue to do with the compulsory acquisition of lands by Government, its consequences and the possible restoration of lands to their allodial owners" President Akufo-Addo said.