- President Nana Akufo-Addo travelled on his five-day Ashanti Regional tour with his ministers -in two huge InterCity STC buses
- Apart from the president, none of the other officials went to Kumasi by their own SUVs
President Akufo-Addo has reportedly ordered his ministers and other oppointees who wish to accompany him on tours to use a state-provided STC, rather than a convoy.
The move is geared towards puttig a stop to the the long convoys that follow the President each time he travels.
Accra-based Peace FM reports that Nana Addo's new directive will take effect during his five-day tour of the Ashanti region.
Sources say all Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Members of Parliament, Municipal and District Chief Executives who are mandated or wish to accompany the President on the tour will have to make themselves comfortable in an STC bus provided by the state.
This means no government appointee will travel alongside the President in the usual V8 Landcruisers.
President Akufo-Addo will commence his five-day working tour of the Ashanti Region on Friday, 10 August 2018.
He is expected to visit some constituencies in the region, including Manhyia South, Asokwa, Nhyiaeso, Bosomtwe, Bantama, Sekyere Central, Nsuta-Kwamang-Beposo, Mampong, Subin, Ahafo-Ano South, Kwadaso, Atwima Kwanwoma and Oforikrom.
Whiles on the tour, the President will also pay a courtesy call on the overlord of the Ashanti kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace.
He will then move to launch the Kumasi Roads Facelift Programme at Atonsu in the Asokwa Constituency, before later visiting the Vesta Oil Factory at Bosomtwe.
The President is also expected to inspect ongoing works on the Manhyia-Bantama Asphalt Overlay Project, while also scheduled to meet and interact with some Chiefs and religious leaders in the region.
He will also inspect construction works of a 1-District-1-Warehouse project at Mampong, and also cut sod for the construction of the Wioso-Mpasaaso Road Project.
The President's programme line-up for the five-day tour will also see him launch the Youth in Afforestation Programme in the region.
Nana Addo will then conclude his tour by participating in the 29th Biennial General Council Meeting of the Assemblies of God Church, to be held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
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