Nana Nteboa Pra IV, Chief of Prestea-Hemang in the West Region has described the 10billion dollar “Big Push” infrastructure development plan by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a great agenda for the progress of the country.
“It is a good thing which will greatly help the country,” he said.
Nana Pra, who said this while welcoming Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, NDC Running Mate to the area on Tuesday for her campaign tour, said they have analyzed the party’s manifesto and found that the Big Push is a well-thought-out plan that would significantly help the country when implemented.
He was also delighted that some of their infrastructure, economic, and welfare needs have been covered in the party’s manifesto, and commended the NDC for a comprehensive development plan.
“You have thought about us, and so we shall also remember you on voting day,” he said.
The chief also cited the party’s plan to regulate the Okada transportation and the provision of free technical and vocational education and expressed optimism of beneficial outcomes for Ghanaians.
In addition to the NDC’s plans for the area, the chief urged the party to consider facilitating the establishment of a nursing training school and a satellite campus by the University of Mines and Technology in the area to enhance the health and technical training respectively for the youth.
He also wants a new hospital for the area, as their current50-bed capacity hospital, which was built in 1929, is in a state of disrepair and could no longer serve the adequately serve the town with a population of over 70,000.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, who arrived in the town a rousing welcome, thanked the chiefs for their support and encouragement, saying “the NDC shall not disappoint you.”
The Running Mate noted that the NDC remains conscious of the actual needs for Ghanaians and would continue to offer quality leadership for all-inclusive development when it returns to power.