In his effort to satisfy the needs of the people of Ghana, the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has emphasized the need for the provision of water and toilets to feature prominently on the agenda of the Development Authorities, reiterating that until the two projects can be taken off the must-do list of all constituencies around the country, as his government expects, every other needs will be on standby.
stressed that “we cannot hope to develop and transform our nation until we do so, and economic and administrative activities are spread around, and not restricted to the capital in Accra.”
To this end, Government has taken the clear and unambiguous mandate to take some of these long promised actions, indeed, to open up the country and transform our economy.
“This year we are determined to take the decisions that would change the destiny of our country. On the first working day of this year, I signed into law the Acts setting up the Development Authorities.
Mr Speaker, the creation of these Authorities marks a fundamental change in how part of the development budget, that’s the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, is going to be spent in our country,” the President assured.
He stated that local people will make the decision on what their greatest needs are, and direct the funds to those areas.
“Luckily, there is some consensus on what constitutes the basic infrastructure needs in all communities, and we expect a smooth take-off in the work of these authorities.
We are asking that everybody is guided by the priorities set up in the NPP Manifesto, on which we fought and won the mandate of the Ghanaian people,” President Akufo-Addo has said.
He continued, “We expect, for example, the provision of water and toilets to feature prominently on the agenda of the Development Authorities, until those two items can be taken off the must-do list of all constituencies around the country.
Sixty years after lndependence, the least we can, and should do is to make sure that every Ghanaian has access to water and toilet facilities.” He reiterated.