Government To Provide Additional Funding For New Regions – Dan Botwe | Politics

Minister for Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe has disclosed that government will provide additional funding for the newly created regions to speed up their development.

He says the 20 million Ghana cedis was a seed money meant for setting up administrative offices and other infrastructure that will boost their work.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, the Okere Member of Parliament added that government is aware that the seed money provided is too small and that more funds will be added.

The Finance Minister has been duely informed and that we are hopeful that funding will be made available in this year’s budget.

“The President in his various visits to the new regions has assured them of his support in developing the new regions,” he added.

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will begin a six-working day tour of the newly created Oti, North East and Savanna Regions on Tuesday.

Beginning at Jasikan in the Oti region, the visit will represent the second phase of the President’s working visit of the newly created regions which, earlier in April this year, saw him visit the Ahafo, Western North and Bono East Regions.

On Tuesday 14th May, 2019, President Akufo-Addo will cut the sod for the construction of the Jasikan-Dodi Pepesu road captured under the Sinohydro projects, after holding a durbar with the Chiefs and people of Jasikan, Kadjebi, and Biakoye at Jasikan in the Buem constituency.

At Kpassa, the President will be expected to cut the sod for the construction of the Kpassa-Mama Akura roads in the Nkwanta South constituency, as well as interact with tutors and students of Nkwanta SHS, where he will also do a sod cutting for the construction of a classroom and dormitory block. He will meet the Chiefs and people from Nkwanta North and South at a durbar at Nkwanta.

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