The call for developmental projects, especially infrastructure, has in recent times become the center stage of our public discourse. Communities in every region, metropolis, municipal, and district assemblies are clamoring for their fair share of these projects being initiated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government.
Several of these infrastructure projects are dotted across the country. While some have been completed, others are at various stages of completion.
The majority of those that have been completed have been commissioned and are operational. Still, hundreds although completed, are yet to be commissioned. Some residents who have waited so long for these completed projects but not commissioned and operational, have vented their spleen on the government, accusing it of neglect.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Bantama Youth hit the streets of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region to protest against the government for neglecting the region. A spokesperson for the group, Kwame Awuah Nimfour, interacting with journalists said the Ashanti Region which has supported most politicians in the country to become who they are cannot boast of any infrastructure projects over the years, especially, in the era of President Akufo-Addo.
Five days later, another youth group under the umbrella name Asokore Mampong Youth also in the Ashanti Region, accused the President Akufo-Addo-led government of starving the Ashanti Region of developmental projects.
In the view of the group, all the promises President Akufo-Addo made to the region have become deceptive, wondering when the government will honour its pledge to the people of the region.
However, it appears these youth groups, perhaps, have little information or no information at all with regards to ongoing infrastructural projects that are underway in the Ashanti Region that when completed, will bring massive transformation in the lives of the people.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, a team from the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Secretariat, Office of the President, led by its National Coordinator, Hon. Gifty Ohene Konadu, arrived in Kumasi to perform two tasks – to evaluate and validate all government projects and to inspect ongoing infrastructure projects across the region.
The tasks at hand took off simultaneously the following day. Hon. Gifty Ohene Konadu and her team of technical experts were divided into two. While one took care of the evaluation and validation of the projects, the other one on the other hand, took to the field to inspect the infrastructural projects.
This article looks at the numerous infrastructure projects that are currently at various levels of completion in the Ashanti Region.
Source: Gifty Ohene Konadu, National Coordinator for the #OneDistrictOneFactory policy
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