Akufo-Addo tours NR, Upper regions

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will begin a six-day tour of the Northern and Upper Regions of Ghana beginning today, Tuesday, 13 August and ending Sunday, 18 August 2019.

At every main stop on the tour, the President is expected to open completed schemes, inspect work in progress and cut the sod for new projects across the three regions. He will also hold interactions with the chiefs and people of both regions as well as interact with students and tutors at selected institutions.


Beginning at Winkogo in Talensi in the Upper East Region, President Akufo-Addo will interact with students and tutors of Bolgatanga Senior High School, after which he will move to Binaba to take part in a durbar of chiefs and people of the area.

He will pay a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba and meet with Mamprusi elders in Bawku. The President will climax activities on his first day of the tour with a call on the Pusiga chief, followed by an inspection of ongoing works on the Kulungugu Bridge.

Day Two

Day two of the tour will begin with a durbar of the chiefs and people in Navrongo, followed by inspections of the local water processing plant and the Tono Dam rehabilitation project.

Before viewing the ongoing construction work on the Doninga Bridge in Builsa South and the rice valleys under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, President Akufo-Addo will make a brief stop at the Sandema chief’s palace in Builsa North.

A durbar of chiefs and people at Fumbisi will climax the President’s tour of the Upper East.

Northern tour

President Akufo-Addo will begin his tour of the Northern Region with a durbar of chiefs and people of the Saboba Traditional Area. This will be followed immediately by an inspection of the ongoing water projects in Saboba and Gushegu, where he will also visit the town’s smock weaving centre.

Still, in the Northern Region, the President will cut the sod for the construction of the Kpandai-Salaga road at Kpandai after a durbar of chiefs. He will also inaugurate a One Village, One Dam project at Wulensi.

In Bimbilla, the President will attend a durbar of chiefs, a sod-cutting for the construction of Bimbilla-Salaga road and inspect GETFund projects at Bimbilla Senior High School.

On Saturday, he will inspect ongoing works on a court building and residential complex at Wechiau in Wa West to open his tour of the Upper West Region.

He will attend a durbar of chiefs and people in Issa and carry out an inspection of ongoing building works on a district hospital in Daffiama-Bussie-Issa. The President will also inspect work on another district hospital at Funsi for the people of Wa East.

On the sixth day of the tour, President Akufo-Addo will attend a Catholic Mass in Wa. He will then open the Wa Regional Hospital after which he will attend a durbar of chiefs in Kaleo and Lambussie.

This will be followed by an inspection of ongoing works on the small-town water system in Lambussie to climax his tour of the three regions.

The President will return to Accra on August 18.



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