The construction of the Axim sea defence wall can start in earnest as the sod-cutting ceremony has been held
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of the Axim sea defence wall.
This is in fulfillment of the pledge he made to the people of Axim, in the run-up to the 2016 general elections.
Speaking at Axim, at 2019's Kundum Festival prior to the cutting of the sod, President Akufo-Addo recounted his visit to Brawire, in Axim, in 2016, where he witnessed, at first hand, the devastation caused by tidal waves to the community.
He, therefore, pledged that if the people of Axim and, by extension the people of Ghana, voted him into office, he would ensure the construction of the sea defence wall.
“Today, I am here to fulfill this promise. Axim is the birthplace of George Alfred Paa Grant, and we are doing this in his honour, as well as to secure the lives and properties of residents of Axim,” he said.
Touching a request by Awulae Attibrukusu III, Chief of Axim, for the construction of Axim town roads, the president indicated that the minister for roads and highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, would, in a fortnight, cut the sod for the construction of the roads in the constituency.
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In addition to the construction of a sports stadium at Dr Beamish, a surburb of Axim, the near completion of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) at Axim junction, President Akufo-Addo also revealed that the Victoria Park, would also undergo significant transformation into a well-designed ceremonial ground.
The sea defence wall project, which is being undertaken by Makam Plant Hire Ltd., is expected to be completed in some 24 months, with the contractors assuring the president of the prompt execution of the project.
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