Ashanti has witnessed a lot of development projects- Regional Minister

Source:  |  Date Published: Tue Aug 16 22:25:58 UTC 2016

    Ashanti Region like most other regions in Ghana, has witnessed a lot of development projects and programmes, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. John Alexander Ackon has said

     "All sectors of the economy namely education,health, agriculture, roads, and rural electrification among others have seen tremendous expansion of the infrastructure making them accessible across the region" he added stressing that this had, to a large extent, helped to bring about improvement in the living conditions of the people.

    He was speaking at the Government for the People Forum in Kumasi. The event organized by the Ministry of Communication was on the theme "Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana".

    The Government for the People Forum is in furtherance of a series of public fora to bring governance closer to the people.

    It aimed at providing opportunity for various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies(MMDAs) the opportunity to inform the general public about projects programmes and activities being undertaken to bring about the needed improvement in the lives of the people.

    The forum in Kumasi which was held at the Center for National Culture (CNC) afforded the media and the people in the region the opportunity to ask questions and seek clarifications on issues bothering them.

    Hon. Ackon said even though people in the region like most Ghanaians everywhere  were faced with some developmental challenges, the future was bright and the Ashanti Region would continue to be the pace setter in development with the Metropolitan , Municipal and District Assemblies  performing their expected roles as units of planning and development.

    There was an exhibition by the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the region showcasing development projects in the various sectors of the economy.

    In attendance at the forum were the Deputy Minister of Communication Hon. Ato Sarpong, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Highway, Hon. Isaac Adjei -Mensah and the deputy minister of health Hon Dr. Victor Asare Bampoe.

    Also present were traditional leaders, assembly members and members of the general public.


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