President Nana Akufo-Addo addressing the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has embarked on the execution of 2,163 projects in the Upper West Region since January 7, 2017.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who announced this, explained that “there are 2,163 projects being executed in the Region, with 1,299 completed, and the remaining 864 ongoing.

“Out of the 1,299 completed projects, 112 are in the educational sector, 48 in the health sector, 31 in the roads sector, and 256 in the water and sanitation sector”.

Touching on the 864 ongoing projects, President Akufo-Addo stated that there are “51 in the educational sector, 17 in the health sector, 18 in the roads sector, and 684 in the water and sanitation sector. With four more for Nana and the NPP, we will do even more for you”.

Upper West Regional House of Chiefs meeting with President Nana Akufo-Addo

The President disclosed these on Friday when he addressed Members of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs on the first day of his two-day working visit to that region.   

He indicated that government’s Agenda 111, which seeks to build District Hospitals in Districts without hospitals, in the course of the next 12 months, will see the Upper West Region receiving five of these hospitals.

The beneficiary Districts, according to President Akufo-Addo are Daffiama/Bussie/Issa, Wa East, Lambussie, Sissala West and Wa West.

“The hospitals will have a 100-bed capacity, fully equipped, with appropriate accommodation for medical personnel, i.e. doctors and staff,” he added.

Wa Waste Treatment Plant

Meanwhile, later in the day, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of a solid waste treatment facility at Wa, in the Upper West Region.  The Plant, which is being established by the JOSPONG Group and its partners, in collaboration with government, will cost an estimated amount of €15 million.

The construction of the plant is in line with the Akufo-Addo Government’s policy of creating an enabling environment for the private sector to partner government to bridge the infrastructure gap in sanitation.

Upon completion, the plant will receive, sort, and process 200 tonnes of solid waste within the Upper West Region.

The President noted that benefits to be accrued from the project include the effective and efficient management of municipal solid waste, the production of organic compost for horticultural and agronomical purposes, reduction in the high rate of plastic pollution, and the processing of recyclable fractions of the total waste such as paper, plastic and metal for reuse.

“Equally more important will be the provision of jobs for the youth of this community and its environs, which will help improve the local economy,” he said.