President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a twin Warehouses at Ejura in the Ejura-Sekyedumase municipality.
The President inaugurated also some refurbished projects at the Ejura College of Agriculture as part of his working tour of the Ashanti region.
President Akufo-Addo has been on a three (3)-day working tour of the Ashanti region during which he has been inspecting progress of work on ongoing projects, cutting sod for the start of new ones especially roads whiles inaugurating completed ones.
On day two of the tour, President Akufo-Addo first inaugurated renovated classroom blocks and a training workshop for the Ejura College of Agriculture.
The projects were funded by the Canadian government to enhance the human resource training of the students of the Agric Extension Agents Certificate producing College.
President Akufo-Addo later inaugurated the twin Warehouses also at Ejura being the only district to receive two of the Warehouses being built under the government’s flagship One-District-One-Warehouse, (1D1W), program under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program, (IPEP), of the Ministry of Special Development.
It would be recalled that in 2017, the President broke the grounds at Ejura to commence the start of construction of the One District One Warehouse across the country and after two years, the facilities are ready. They involve offices, laboratories, eating and resting places among others.
The Chief of Ejura, Barima Osei Hwedie who is also the Chief Protocol Officer at the Vice President’s office, thanked government for the many road projects being undertaken in the Municipality saying the gesture is beyond the expectation of the people.
He however, appealed to government to construct a modern marketing centre at Ejura to replace the obsolete open one.
The Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Madam Hawa Koomson, noted that the Warehouses are financed from the Constituency’s share of the One Million Dollar per Constituency.
‘Ejura has also benefitted from three bores, a library we shall stock’, she noted.
The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, explained that government is constructing the first batch of 80 Warehouses across the country and that Ejura had two because of the expected bumper harvest from the planting for food and jobs program.
He expressed satisfaction with the enthusiasm of the people in the municipality in the Planting for Food and Jobs better than any other district in the country.
Touching on the State Farms, the Minister disclosed that ‘Brazilian partners have already visited Ejura and we are going to cultivate soy beans for export to earn foreign income for Ghana.’
President Akufo-Addo said his government would consider the request to upgrade the College of Agric into a tertiary institution. He asked the Ministry of Special Development Initiative through the Middle Belt Development Authority to construct a modern marketing centre for Ejura.
President Akufo-Addo visited also the St. Monica’s Senior High School at Asante Mampong where he interacted with both the staff and students.
He encouraged the final year students, who are the pioneer beneficiaries of the Free Secondary Education policy, to learn hard and pass their West Africa Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations, WASSCE next year to justify the huge investment being made in them.
The President also cut the sod for upgrading of the Mampongteng town roads in the Kwabre East municipality in appreciation for the constituency which gave him and the NPP their highest votes in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
President Akufo-Addo also took time off to mourn with the Asante Mamponhene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu 11 during the final funeral rites for Nana Osei Bonsu the First who died in 1930 as well as the late queenmother, Nana Yaa Afrakoma who passed on in 1993.