President Nana Akufo Addo, has reiterated government’s commitment to pursue social intervention programmes to ensure the protection and support of the vulnerable in society, and as well as continue to strengthen the Free SHS and expand the LEAP programme to the benefit of all.
President Akufo Addo, said this in a speech read on his behalf at the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of La Mantse, Mankralo and the Akwashongtse at La in Accra.
He noted that government’s determination to building a prosperous nation cannot be realized if agriculture and the fishing industries were not developed.
He said, in the coming year, government would take steps to modernize agriculture to ensure that Ghanaians produce what they eat and halt the importation of basic staples.
Touching on the budget, the President noted that the six (6) key strategic pillars emphasized the vision needed to move ahead. These were: Social Intervention; Accelerated growth; Modernization of Agriculture; Infrastructure development; Job Creation and Domestic Revenue Mobilization.
“The above-mentioned six (6) key strategic pillars will guide us in our efforts to ensure that we build on the gains made in stabilizing the macro economy and propel the nation to prosperity” he said.
A Deputy Minister for Communications and Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, outlined some social intervention programmes being undertaken in the community.
These includes; free public day nursery and free health insurance for the youth and aged. He thanked the people of La and the Traditional Council for the confidence reposed in him and promised to spearhead sustained development in the area.
Hon. Odotei also called on all the clan houses to respond to the request and forward the names and locations for the scholarship to the day nursery and other projects in their neighbourhood.
“I would also like to remind all those over the age of 60 and children who do not have health insurance to go to the NHIS office and register or renew FREE of charge. I have deposited money there and they will not pay anything”.
He urged the media to visit the Neighbourhood centre, the NHIS office, locations where toilets are built and other areas where interventions would be made to help educate the public.
Hon. Odotei however, congratulated Nii La, Nii Mankralo and Akwashongtse for their achievements.
The Paramount Chief of La, Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III expressed his gratitude to government for giving the La township paramountcy status and noted that, this attainment was of great value to the La State and would help enhance local governance administration.
Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru lll, appealed to La citizens to forge ahead in unity to ensure a peaceful township for the continuous wellbeing of the people and the country as a whole.