The Akufo-Addo led Administration has chalked some success in the eastern region according to the Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong.
The Minister taking his turn at the Minister’s Press Briefing, organized by the Ministry of information in Accra on Sunday, September 18, 2022, outlined some major achievement the government has achieved since assuming power.
Mr. Acheampong said, on the education sector the region has received a state-of-the-art STEM school at Abomosu (Atiwa West), the TVET center at Akyem Anyinam, the vocational instritute at Kitase- Akuapem, Phase I of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development.
He added that, a 2 storey and a 12-unit classroom block at Abuakwa State College in Kyebi, a 12-unit classroom block at Manya Krobo SHS, 2-storey boys’ dormitory block for Akroso SHS, a 15 unit classroom block at Okuapeman SHS, a 14-unit classroom block at Bepong SHS among others.
Moving to the health infrastructure, the minister mention several projects including agenda 111 that the Eastern Region is benefiting under the government.
He said, various development projects in the health sector in the region were commenced and are progressing steadily with some being completed and others still under construction.
This he said includes the renovation of the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Completion of the Aburi Hospital, construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital, the completion of the Somanya District Hospital, modernization of the Kibi District Hospital, construction of the 40-bed Maternity Hospital at Enyiresi among others.
On roads, the Regional Minister noted that over the past 6 years, the region has benefited massively from government’s much-touted Year of Roads agenda.
“On roads, we have a total road network of 7,147 kilometers. So far, out of this total road network, we have awarded for construction a length of 5,404 km and we have fully completed a 1,487 km. This comprises of the 3 agencies under the road sector,” he said.
He explained that this significant upgrade in road infrastructure under the current administration exceeds the kilometers of road constructed in the region under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
This he said include the Mangoase to Kukua to Akorabo to Amanhyia roads, Kwahu Tafo to Ankoma to Miaso roads, Nkatekwan Junction to Obuotumpan roads, Nkawkaw to Domeabra to Buaben road, Suhum to Nankese road, Ayirebi to Asabidia road, Akropong to Larbikrom road among several other road projects.