President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the commencement of work on the 54-km Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Eastern Corridor Road in July 2019.
He made this known on Tuesday, 14 May, 2019, during a 2-day working visit to the newly-created Oti Region.
Mr Akufo-Addo also presented a school bus and Pickup truck to the Ntruboman Senior High School in fulfilment of a pledge to the school.
In a post on his Facebook page after the visit, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “I also cut the sod for the construction of the 12-km Kpassa-Mama Akura road; cut the sod for the construction of a classroom and dormitory block at Nkwanta SHS, and attended a durbar of the Chiefs and people of Nkwanta South and Nkwanta North”.
Still in the Oti Region, President Akufo-Addo will, on Wednesday, 15 May 2019, inspect the Nkwanta – Dambai road at Nkwanta, visit the proposed site for the Regional Coordinating Council at Dambai, the regional capital, and attend a durbar of the chiefs and people of Krachi in the Krachi/Nchumuru Constituency.
President Akufo-Addo will move to the North East Region on Thursday, 16 May to begin Day 4 of the tour with a durbar of chiefs and people of Nalerigu at Nayiri Naa Bohugu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga’s palace in Nalerigu. While there, he will inspect a water project, and visit the proposed site for the Regional Coordinating Council at Nalerigu in the Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency.
A brief stop at Sakogu will see the President open a Community Day SHS, and proceed to interact with the tutors and students of Nakpanduri SHS where he will also open a 120-bed dormitory, followed by a sod-cutting for the construction of town roads in Bunkpurugu and a durbar with the chiefs and people of Chereponi.
He will proceed on Friday, 17 May 2019, to the Yagaba Koubori and Walewale constituencies, where, beginning with a durbar at Yagaba, he will also open a warehouse, and inspect an IWAD 1000 Hector Irrigation Project, all under the Planting for Food and Jobs Programme.
The President will climax his tour of the North East Region in Walewale with a durbar of chiefs, preceded by an inspection of a water project.
On Saturday, 18 May 2019, a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Wasipe and an interaction with Daboya smock weavers will herald the beginning of the President’s tour of the Savanna Region. He will interact with tutors and students of Sawla SHS and inspect ongoing works of a District Hospital at Sawla
President Akufo-Addo will, on Sunday, attend an Interdenominational church service at Damongo followed by a courtesy call on the Overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tumtumba Boresa I.
He will then conduct a site inspection of the Regional Coordinating Council, attend a durbar of chiefs and people of Yapei at the Yapeiwura's Palace and an inspection of the Yapei Water Extension Project in the Yapei Kusawgu constituency.
The President is scheduled to return to Accra later on Sunday, 19 May 2019 at sunset.