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President Akufo-Addo will from Tuesday commence a three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region in accordance with his commitment to pay working visits to all regions every year.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information minister said the President will use his Greater Accra tour to commission and inspect 10 major projects.

On this tour like 20 other such visits since his assumption of office, “President Akufo-Addo will make time to interact with chiefs and people, key stakeholders in the region as well as the Regional Security Councils,” he told journalist at a press briefing on Sunday.

He disclosed that the President on his final tour of the year will use the opportunity to inspect on-going works across various sectors and commissions completed projects.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah disclosed that the President will inspect ongoing works on the Eastern Railway line in Accra, cut the sod for the construction of the James Town Fishing Harbour, a 25,000 Affordable Housing project at Amasaman as well as inspect the Abossey Okairoads construction.

“He will also commission a multipurpose Astro-Turf and community centre in Ablekuma Central, the New Ultra Modern Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) office complex and a new Assembly Building and School Complex at Anyaa Sowutuom.

“President Akufo-Addo will also inspect ongoing construction works on Tema Motorway Interchange, works of concrete roads at Tema Industrial Area, construction works on the Madina-Adenta Highway footbridges, and a Sunda Ltd 1D1F Factory at Bortianor / Ngleshi / Amanfrom.”

According to the Offoase Ayeribi MP, the President will be using the opportunity to apprise himself of the status of work as well as urge agencies and contractors to ensure diligence and value for money.

“These and the many other projects that the President has inspected or commissioned on the other 9 tours have been funded even in the midst of the limited fiscal space and huge arrears inherited by the Akufo-Addo administration,” he said.

The Minister said the President expects that as outlined in the 2019 budget, the improving fiscal environment and a significant reduction in arrears will afford the administration the opportunity to ramp up more economic infrastructure projects nationwide.