President John Mahama, who resumed his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour of the Greater Accra Region Tuesday, has promised to build a hospital, a Senior High School and a market for the people of Madina.
We would recall that the president suspended the tour of the GAR last week Wednesday, a day following the day he commenced the tour as well as the day his mother died. But having completed the burial rites according to Muslim traditions on Friday, he went ahead with his Accounting to the People mission in the region.
The president on arriving the area, was welcomed by a crowd of enthusiastic party loyalists at the Madina market car park. Addressing them, President Mahama said that he so much has Madina at heart, considering the fact that he spent most of his adult life in the area. He also added that he is well aware of the challenges facing the people there.
According to Myjoyonline’s Abubakar Ibrahim who was present at the tour, the president said the Madina Polyclinic expansion project will soon be completed as stated in his ‘State of the Nation Address’.
The president however added that a new, bigger hospital is being built at Atomic to cater for the health needs of the growing population. He added that the Madina roads will be asphalted in the coming weeks and a new market will be built under a Private Public Partnership agreement as was done in Ho, Cape Coast and Kumasi.
Moreover, in order to take care of the education needs of the residents, the president said a new Senior High School will be built at Danfa.
The president had earlier on paid a visit to the chief at Madina Zongo who also demanded the completion of the hospital at the Kekeli park. The Regional Minister Nii Afotey Agbo who embarked on the tour with the president donated some provisions, bags of rice and sugar to the Zongo chief before addressing the gathering later on.
Speaking in Ga, Mr Agbo asked for the support and prayers for the government going into the elections. According to him, Ghana needs peace so they should remember the nation and the party as the Muslims are fasting.
Madina is a suburb of Accra and in the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly, a district in the Greater Accra Region of southeastern Ghana. It is one of the most densely populated settlements in Ghana. Madina is next to the University of Ghana and houses the Institute of Local Government.