Mr Francis Nyonyo, Council of State Member for the Volta Region, on Monday began a familiarisation tour of the Region with a call on chiefs and opinion leaders of the Krachi District to support government’s agenda.

He said President Nana Akuffo-Addo’s policies of the “One District, One Factory” and the free Senior High School could not be fully realised without the support of chiefs and the people.

Mr Nyonyo said the Krachi area has vast arable lands at strategic locations and could position itself to become food basket and a major transit route for the country.

The Member of Council of State told chiefs, assembly members and opinion leaders of Krachi East, West and Nchumuru, that though creating a new region was in the right direction, it is important for them to be united for rapid socioeconomic development.

Mr Nyonyo promised to “promote the Krachi agenda” to help regain its dominance as an industrial enclave and stressed that portable drinking water and a connection to the national grid were priorities.

He said government was negotiating with the Togolese government to create a hydro dam at Katanga in the Krachi East District and pledged to ensure that the area had an electricity substation.

Mr Nyonyo made a donation of books and other items to support government’s free senior high school initiative and urged the assembly members to demonstrate commitment to promote education in their communities.

At the Midwifery Training School in Kete Krachi, he urged the students to continue to work hard in the face of the limited resources and promised to help address infrastructural challenges facing the institution.

Mr Maxwell Blagogee, the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, urged the students to make good use of the restoration of their training allowances.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh

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