Akufo-Addo to finally visit Volta and Oti after "Western Togoland" lawlessness

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo The President, Nana Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, will begin a three-day working visit to the Volta and Oti Regions from Today, October 20 to Thursday, October 22, 2020.

This will be his third or fifth trip to the region this year, but the first since the activities of some miscreants operating in the region in the name of Western Togoland Secessionists group attacking police stations, blocking roads and killing residents in the name of an independent Volta Region.

The President is expected to talk about these incidents which have drawn anger and spite among Voltarians; both home and abroad.

He is expected to talk about the military deployments in the Volta Region, particularly along the Aflao border which has destroyed many economic lives and increased poverty in the Region, especially between the Ghanaians and Togolese, as well as Nigerian traders because their movements have been restricted.

Perhaps, a visit and interaction with the residents in and around Aflao, could change his mind and relax the deployment of the soldiers and closure of the land borders, which many have described as politically-motivated.

But detail posted on his officials website, said the President will on this visit commission road projects, hospitals and security installations.

He will also cut the sod for new ones to begin and meet the Chiefs and people of the respective traditional areas.

Beginning in the Volta Region, President Akufo-Addo, will commission the Naval Training Command at Agorta-Nutekpor in the South Tongu Constituency, and proceed to the Central Park to attend a durbar of Chiefs and people of Afife in appreciation of his enstoolment in 2017 as a Chief of the traditional area.

He will also commission the €14.5 million Ketu North Municipal Hospital at Weta, and hold a meeting with the Chiefs of Dodze and Penyi at Penyi.

On Wednesday, October 21, he will inspect the ongoing construction of the Nkonya-Kwamikrom road at Nkonya in the Biakoye Constituency, the Jasikan-Dodi-Pepeso road in the Buem Constituency, and the Nkwanta North-Nkwanta South road in Kpassa in the Nkwanta North Constituency.

Later that day, he will cut the sod for the Regional Directorate of the Youth Employment Agency at Yabram.

On Thursday October 22, the President will inspect work on the Kete Krachi Town Roads in the Krachi West Constituency.

He will commission the Nandi Junction-Dordo Kope road and the Krachi-Banda road at Borae Junction in the Krachi Nchumuru Constituency.

The President, will also attend a meeting with the Oti Regional House of Chiefs at Dambai, cut sod for the NYA Youth Resource Centre there, and end the 3-day work in the two regions with a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of the Zoomlion Waste Recycling and Compost Plant at Yariga No.1, also in the Krachi East Constituency of the Oti region.

Source: The Herald