Gov’t would not allow terrorists into the country – President

Reading cornerstone for inclusive, equitable society - Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo has reiterated government’s commitment not to allow any terrorist intrusion which could threaten the peace and development of the country.

He said this when he met with the chiefs and people of Wa as part of his three-day visit to the Upper West Region.

The President noted that there is need for collaboration between the security forces in the country and the civilian population to help ward off terrorists and their operations.

“You cannot do it by yourself, but rather need a cordial relationship with the civilian population to help feed you with accurate information to track the movement of alleged persons in the society. You need to foster a good relationship with the civilian counterparts so that you can work together to protect us,” he said.

The President said government is also looking at initiating some social intervention programmes in the border towns to help the people living in these sensitive areas.

He added that government is also committed to making fertiliser available to the farmers to embark on their agricultural production to boost food security in the country.

“Wa Naa, I want to assure you and the farmers in the region who are having difficulties with fertilisers that everything is going to be done by government to bring down the prices of fertiliser, and also bring them the supply they required,” he said.

Wa Naa Fusieni Seidu Pelpou IV, in his speech read on his behalf by his spokesperson, Naa Kadir Ibrahim, appealed to the President for a fence wall at the Jamiat Girls’ Senior High School, and accommodation in the form of hostels for the Technical University and the Senior High School.

He also appealed for the dualisation of the road from SDD-UBIDS to the airport to ease traffic in the Wa Municipality.

The President, in his response, said the fence wall of the Girls’ SHS has already been forwarded to the Northern Development Fund, and that the dual carriage of the Wa township roads is in progress.


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