Vice President John Mahama has given the assurance that the Eastern Corridor and the Volta University projects will commence before the end of this year. He said the projects are dear to government and will be executed in due course.
Mr. Mahama said this when he opened the 1st regional Policy Fair at Ho in the Volta Region on Wednesday, August 17.
The annual policy fair was instituted by government to showcase ideas and possible policy alternatives for the development of the nation.
The vice president therefore urged citizens of the region especially critics who said the region has been neglected to visit the fair to abreast themselves with government policies, programs and projects that are being undertaken in the various districts across the region. He also asked the public to attend the various dialogue sections during the fair to listen and provide constructive criticisms that will lead to the formulation of human centered policies that can live the test of time.
Hon. John Akologo Tia, minister of information said the fair is in line with president mills’ policy of running open, transparent and accountable governance as well as encouraging grassroots’ participation in governance.
John Tia also said the call by some people for the scraping of the information ministry in the midst of the proliferation of various media organizations cannot hold since the ministry’s core mandate is to provide accurate information from government to the public and also take the concerns of the public through its agencies to the attention of the government for appropriate actions to be taken.
The Volta regional minister, hon. Joseph Amenorwode was grateful to government for starting the regional policy fair in the region which he described a ‘very reliable’ and therefore called on citizens in the to participate actively in the fair.
The fair which is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Information in conjunction with the Volta regional coordinating council and the various MDAs and MMDAs will end on Saturday, August 20.
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