The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to support more growth initiatives in the Ashanti region.
The Asante Monarch claimed that because the area is the governing party’s stronghold, it deserves the best.
The Asakyihene, Nana Mensah Bonsu, who gave Otumfuo’s speech, stated that because the Ashanti area is the foundation of your party, we deserve nothing less than the best.
At the commissioning of the 100 km of auxiliary infrastructure and rehabilitation work for the Kumasi Inner Ring and Adjacent Streets project at Nsenie yesterday, August 1, 2022, Asakyihene stood in for Otumfuo.
He expressed gratitude to the government for the road project but indicated that the region needs more.
While expressing confidence in the NPP government, he said the region is expecting to see more roads before 2024.
While thanking the government for the road project, he pointed out that the area still requires more. He stated that he has faith in the NPP administration and that the area anticipates new highways before 2024.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, has refuted accusations that the NPP administration, which is led by Akuffo Addo, has neglected the needs of the Ashanti Region.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has done enough for the area to merit praise.
On August 1, 2022, at Kentinkrono in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region, he made this statement during the project’s commissioning for the 100 kilometer Kumasi Inner City Ring Road and Adjacent Streets Project.
Speaking to the crowd, Dr. Bawumia announced that the four-tier Suame Interchange Project will begin construction in September 2022.
A strong sign that the current NPP administration is fulfilling its promise to the Ashanti Region is that president Akuffo would commission the Kumasi International Airport in September of this year.
In relation to roads, the head of the Economic Management Team revealed that from 2017 to 2022, the government finished building 1180 killometres of roads in the Ashanti area.
He cites 264 kilometers of highway road projects, 421 kilometers of feeder road projects, and 495 kilometers of urban road projects as examples of finished roads.