Let’s unite for the development of the Volta Region – Regional Ministers | General news

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The Regional Minister of Volta, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, has called on the region’s MPs to join forces for the region’s development.

According to him, the people of the region would be happy if MPs from both sides join forces to advance the development of the region.

“For me, it’s all about the development of our region and that is the key for me … Politics is just a means to an end and at the end of the day our people have to see the development.”

Dr. Letsa made the remarks at the first edition of the Volta Stakeholder Conference under the auspices of the Volta MPs Caucus in Ho.

Members of the majority and minority sides, bosses and business leaders, among others, took part in the conference.

The aim of the meeting was to create a platform to regularly take stock of their activities and brainstorm on matters of common interest, especially human and infrastructural development in the Volta region.

Dr. Letsa also praised the initiative of the Volta MPs to organize the conference, which, in his opinion, served the development of the region.

He said the initiative is also in line with the plans of the regional coordination council and the role MPs should play in the agenda set for the region by attracting investment and trade for the Volta Trade and Investment Fair, scheduled for November 13. until 25th 2021.

He thanked the MPs for the good cooperation with them in the region and said he was very proud of that.

Mr. John Peter Amewu, Minister of Railroad Development, spoke at the conference about the Eastern Extended Rail Line project and the benefits the region could derive from the development.

He explained that the Eastern Extended Line was a railway line that would run from the port of Tema via Mpakadan, Hohoe, Nkwanta, Yendi to the Paga border between Ghana and Burkina Faso.

He said some sections of this pipeline had been contracted and the work was about 75 percent complete.

He said the ministry is currently building a railway bridge over the lower section of the Volta River and will bring it to 90 percent when completed.

It is estimated that the 100 km long railway line from Tema Port to Mpakadan will be completed by July next year.

Mr Amewu also announced that there are proposals to add the new port to be built in Keta to the existing route.

He said the ministry is now considering this line because it is believed that the distance from the new port of Keta would make it more competitive compared to the port of Tema, which connects the line.

He said the ministry’s agenda was part of its policy to ensure the Eastern Extended Line passes through at least one regional capital, including the regional capital Volta, Ho.

Mr. Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, Chairman of the Volta Caucus, explained at the conference that the purpose of the meeting is to reflect on the Volta region in terms of both human and infrastructural development, by looking at the perspectives of both the government and the also belong to the minority group.

The aim was also to hear business leaders and bosses from the region about their expectations of the political representatives, after which the meeting should continue with a detailed discussion of the various topics in order to create a common basis and finally to publish a communiqué. to signal a new direction for the region.

Source: GNA

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