Accra, Dec 5, GNA - The industrial city King,
Nii Adjei Kraku ll and the Tema Stool secretary, Nii Amarh Somponu, have hailed
the resourcefulness of President Akufo-Addo.
A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the King was marvelled at the readiness of the President to particularly execute abandoned projects.
On the sidelines of the President's visit to Tema, the King praised the President for infrastructural imprints that he was making on Tema, including the commissioning of a section of the Tema Motorway that government put under rehabilitation.
“As the traditional head of the Harbour city, it is not lost on me at all that I must be political, but the fact of the matter is that, the development of the infrastructure of Tema is a blessing that I am very thankful for. Appreciation that is not expressed is no different from ingratitude, and I am grateful,” Nii Tema said.
President Akufo-Addo’s call at Tema also saw him visit the Tema regional branch of the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA), before he returned to Bankuman in Tema New Town for a grand durbar.
The President travelled together with dignitaries including; the Minister for Roads, Kwesi Amoako Atta, who guided him to cut sod for a project to asphalt the roads in Tema New Town.
Later, Nana Akufo-Addo met the Captains of Industry at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Head office in Tema.
“This visit has obviously been very fruitful with the President cutting sod to initiate new projects, commissioning completed ones and granting audience to leaders of the business community in Tema. I want the President to know that we the people of Tema are very grateful,” Nii Adjei Kraku said.
Nii Amarh Somponu, the Secretary to the Tema Stool, also echoed the grateful sentiments of the harbour city King saying, President Akufo-Addo’s visit to the Harbour city was good news.
“Good news, because the President came bearing developmental gifts; our share of the national cake. There obviously is more that we need in Tema, but Rome was not built in a day. All I can say is that the way the President started is promising and reassuring,” Nii Amarh Somponu, who is popularly known as Nii Shippi said.
The President was hosted by the Member of Parliament for Tema East, Nii Kwartei Titus Glover and the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tema, Felix Mensah Nii
The grand durbar at Tema New Town was attended by dignitaries including; Assembly Members and MMDCEs.
The President addressed the durbar in Ga, saying all the infrastructural projects that were at various stages of completion were being carried out in fulfilment of his promise to do so. “This is evidence that I did not lie to you when I promised to do these things,” the President said.
Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, the Tema East MP and Deputy Minister of Transport, expressed gratitude for the projects saying that Tema New Town had just one route and would need an extra one to ease traffic.
Mr. Titus Glover received a lot of praise from the Roads Minister, Amoako Atta who revealed that the hardworking MP had been on his neck day and night about the Tema roads.