The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare, has assured Ghanaians that President John Mahama’s government is committed to fulfilling its campaign promises by the end of his term in 2016.
Mrs Ofosu-Agyare gave the assurance at the close of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Have Agadevi festival, under the theme, “Agadevi at 80: Our Citizenship and Development – A Shared Responsibility”.
The Minister said government would redeem “every single pledge” it had made, including the construction of a hospital at Have.
She indicated as part of the “Better Ghana” development strategy, a new police station to guarantee the safety of the residents would be constructed by the end of this year – work has already started.
Mrs Ofosu-Agyare said some feeder and link roads in the area were being reshaped to make accessibility easier and to improve the lay-out. She urged residents to be patient as modalities for the commencement of projects yet to be started are finalised.
She commended the festival’s founders and Have residents for maintaining the socio-cultural heritage, which she said was still relevant to nation-building efforts.
In an address read on his behalf, the Paramount Chief of Have traditional area, Togbega Asemtsyra called on the Afadzato South District, philanthropists and corporate entities to come to their aid to complete a community library project, town hall and offices for the traditional council.
He said that there was need for a health facility at Have as the distance between the Peki and Hohoe hospitals on the main Accra-Hohoe highway was quite far.
Agadevi was instituted in 1933, when a landslide struck the Have segment of the Akwapim-Togo ranges. There were surprisingly no casualties. This event has since become the rallying point for the socio-cultural development of the area.
Source: Ghana News Agency