Prsident John Mahama continues his Accounting to the People tour. Yesterday being Thursday, he took the tour to the Upper West Region. The President’s tour of the region is expected to last for three days.
The president had just completed his tour of the Ashanti Region, and the Upper West Region was the next in line of his mission of Accounting to Ghanaians.
As the President commenved his tour of the Upper West, he promised the people in the region that commercial flights to Wa, the capital of the region will be in operation by October this year. He indicated that underground work for the take-off of the project was almost complete.
He assured them that the beginning of the commercial flights would provide an alternative means of transport to people in the region.
Mahama on Thursday, inspected on-going work on the new 180-bed capacity Wa Regional Hospital.
He also inspected infrastructural projects at the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies.
President Mahama also inaugurated a new Library project at Wa.
A new water project in Wellembelle in the Sissala East District was also inaugurated.
He also seized the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit on the Wa Naa, Seidu Pelpuo IV.
Today, being Friday, the President is scheduled to hold a meeting with religious leaders. He will also inspect on-going projects at the new Military Barracks, Nandom District Assembly and the Wa Airstrip.
Mahama’s ‘Accounting to the People’ tour will soon come to an end, as the President has already completed similar tours in several other regions across the country.
Meanwhile, many who are of the opposition have accused the president of hiding behind ‘Accounting to the People’ tours to campaign ahead of the stipulated time of campaign for the 2016 general elections.
However, Mahama has trashed all such claims, insisting that he is just using the opportunity to interact with Ghanaians, and also look into ongoing government projects, as well as commission completed ones.