The Council of State is embarking on a three-day tour in the Western Region to familiarise itself with issues at the decentralised levels in the region.

This is part of the Council’s annual programme.

The tour is to enable members of the Council to proffer the requisite advice to President Akufo-Addo, ministers of states, and heads of institutions when making decisions concerning the development of the Western Region.

As a result of the energy sector’s key role in Ghana’s economic development, the council will visit the T3 Thermal plant site at Aboadze and the GNPC operational headquarters sites.

They will also visit the Gas processing plant site at Atuabo to ascertain its operations and the adverse effect the Covid-19 pandemic had on their activities and the national economy.

Council of State tours Western Region

The Council will also undertake field visits to galamsey sites to apprise itself of the devastating effects of illegal mining on the environment, especially forest reserves and water bodies.

It will hold interactive sessions with members of the Regional Coordinating Council, Metropolitan, Municipal, and District chief executives.

They will also meet presiding members of the various MMDAs, the Regional House of chiefs, and key stakeholders in the Western Region as part of their visit.