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President Akufo-Addo gives assurance of universal access to electricity

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged government’s commitment to ensuring universal access and coverage of electricity to all parts of Ghana by the end of his tenure.

Addressing the Lawra Traditional Council, on the second day of his 7-day tour of the three Northern Regions, President Akufo-Addo was not happy that “the Upper West Region, like the two other Regions of the North are the most disadvantaged when it comes to electricity coverage and access is concerned.”

“This year 2017 and next year,2018, 106 communities in the Upper West are going to be connected to the national grid,” the President told the Council headed by the Lawra Naa, Naa Puowele Karbo III.

“The pledge I have given is that by end of my term, there will be universal access to electricity to all parts of Ghana, including the Upper West Region.”

President Akufo-Addo also announced the creation of three new Municipalities in Upper West Region, including Lawra.

He told the council that the Free Senior High School policy being undertaken by his administration had resulted in an increase of over 90,000 children who had entered secondary school this academic year, who would otherwise have dropped out at that stage.

The President assured that with the restoration of the Teacher Training allowances since September 2017, the Nurses Training allowance would also be restored by October 10, 2017.

On the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme, President Akufo-Addo stressed that his government has within nine months cleared GH¢560 million out of the GH¢1.2 billion of debt inherited from the previous government.

This, he said, had ensured that the businesses of healthcare providers do not collapse, and has resulted in the delivery of healthcare to Ghanaians. 

President Akufo-Addo appealed for the support of the Chiefs and people of Lawra for the success of his government, whose aim is to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians.

Source: GNA

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  1. Frimpong Manson adakabre

    More blessings to the great NANA ADDO DANKWAH AKUFO ADDO and his government for giving us the free SHS and restoring the NHIS which are the real social interventions in practice. With humility I am reminding Nana Addo to restore the practical aspect of the vocational skills at the JHS level so as to prepare the aspiring technical students well from there. It will help the students to understand technical education well before they reach the second cycle education level. Former President Rawlings provided tools for all of the JSS, as it was called by then, to boost technical education from that level but no body knows where they are now. If the government want Ghanaians to embrace the technical education well, then it has to start from the JHS. Thank you Mr. President.