President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Saturday, cut the sod for the construction of the Asankragua-Fordjuorkrom Feeder Road at Amenfi West in the Western Region of Ghana.
The 25-kilometre road, which is expected to be completed in 24 months, will serve the Asankran Breman, Suroano, Breman, Oda Akotoamso, Asiedukrom, Awudikrom, and Fordjuorkrom communities.
The construction of the road is in fulfilment of a campaign pledge President Akufo-Addo made to the people at Amenfi West in the run-up to the December 2016 elections.
President Akufo-Addo said the many road construction works across the country would not only reduce the spate of road accidents, but also aid farmers in carting agricultural produce to market centres.
He urged the contractor to complete the road in 24 months, adding that the opening up of the country through road construction was linked to the improvement of the country's economy.
On the proposed creation of the Western-North Region, President Akufo-Addo was of the view, it would ensure the rapid development of the region, and improve the quality of lives of the people in the Western Region.
"Let no one be worried about the creation of the new region. We want to bring development to all parts of the Western Region and, in so doing, deepen the unity that already exists amongst residents of the region," he added.
The President urged the Chiefs and people to change the trend and ensure that the NPP emerged victorious in the next election, with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) having only won the Amenfi West seat once in recent times,
"We are changing the relationship between the NPP and Amenfi West in 2020. Our candidate in 2016, I am confident, will be the same candidate in 2020. This time, help him and the NPP to win this seat. If God wills, and I come back in 2020, help me also," the President said.