The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Friday toured the Okaikwei North Constituency and called on the electorate to vote to maintain the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming general elections.
She visited and interacted with the chiefs of Achimota and Akweteman, as well as traders at the Achimota and Lapaz Markets, appealing to them to vote massively to retain the NPP administration in government in order for it to continue with its developmental agenda.
The First Lady said the NPP-led government had accomplished a lot of developmental and infrastructural projects within the past 3 and a half years and, thus, deserved another term in office.
“The President is doing all the work he promised to do one by one, which includes free SHS, the restoration of teacher trainee and nurses’ allowance, and ending of dumsor and so he and the NPP deserve 4 more years to continue the good works for all Ghanaians,” she said.
She, however, explained that the purpose of her visit was to interact with the electorate to know the current challenges they face so that it can be addressed by the President.
The Rebecca Foundation, she said, was also complementing government’s efforts by supporting healthcare delivery, providing mentorship and skills training for both in and out of school girls, empowering women, among others.
The chief of Achimota, Nii Ayibonte Adams, and Akweteman Mantse, Nii Nmai Akwetey Brenya III, welcomed the First Lady to the constituency and wished her party well in the upcoming elections.
Nii Brenya appealed for a footbridge to be built on the N1 Highway, particularly the section between Akweteman and Apenkwa, to put a stop to the frequent pedestrian knockdowns on that stretch.
Both chiefs also appealed to the government to focus on the construction of their community link-roads, especially the bypass from the Old Station to Akweteman, which is currently untarred and poses health hazards to the residents from the dust pollution.
The First Lady was accompanied on the tour by the Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North, Mr Fuseini Issah, and Mr Boye Laryea, the Municipal Chief Executive, as well as other NPP officials, who were cheered and applauded by the community members gathered on streets to hail her arrival among shouts like “4 more for Nana.”