President John Dramani Mahama, on Tuesday, arrived in Dodo Pepesu in the Kadjebi District to begin his three-day, " Accounting to the People Tour" of the Volta Region with a promise to share the national cake equitably.

 

Accompanied by Ministers of State and the National Democratic Congress Party leaders in all the constituencies of region, President Mahama will also cut the sod for commencement of work on development projects.

 

Additionally, he would inspect and inaugurate completed projects in Dambai, Kete-Krachi, Jasikan, Kadjebi, Hohoe, Chindiri, Ho and Juapong, among other communities.

 

The President will also call on chiefs and address the people in all the communities that he would be visiting.

 

Inaugurating the 46-kilometre Dodo-Pepesu-Nkwanta Road, President Mahama gave the assurance that Ghanaians everywhere would continue to revive their share of development projects, irrespective of the geographical location, ethnic group or religious affiliation.

 

The President said in the allocation of national resources it was difficult for all communities and regions to enjoy their share at the same time and, therefore, appealed to those who haven't received their share to exercise patience.

 

He said the Dodo-Pepesu Road, which formed part of the Eastern Corridor Road, would facilitate the movement on the road and reduce the cost of transportation, as it was the shortest connecting road between the southern and northern sectors.

 

President Mahama said apart from the eastern corridor road, those in Hohoe, Jasikan, and the Kpedze town roads, among many others, would be executed within the year.

 

On the re-opening of the Voters' register, President Mahama appealed to the youth who had attained 18 years and above to participate in the exercise in order to enfranchise them for the 2016 elections, and subsequent ones.

 

In a speech read on his behalf, Mr William Hana, the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, pledged their continuous support to Ghana's development agenda.

 

He said in 2015 alone, the European Union invested about €500 million in Ghana and gave the assurance that the EU would also support Ghana in sustainable development goals, migration and morbidity.

 

Dasebere Obonie Sebewie V, the Omanhene of Dodo, commended President Mahama for development the projects he had given the town.

 

He, however, appealed to the Government to upgrade the health post in the area to a clinic and work on the feeder roads to facilitate the carting of foodstuffs from farming communities to marketing centres.

 

Dasebere Sebewie also appealed to the Government to establish a Senior High School in Dodo to absorb the numerous Junior High students in Dodo and other surrounding communities.

 

President Mahama who has already visited the western and eastern regions would return to Accra on Thursday.

 

Source: GNA