The creation of the Inner Cities and Zongo Ministry by President Akufo-Addo has left residents of these Zongo settlements in Accra quite excited.
According to the residents, this directive by the President emphasizes his development plans for communities.
They asserted that the minister designate for the new ministry, Hon. Boniface Abubakar, who is a Zongo community resident will understand the needs of the residents.
They however urged Hon. Boniface to also focus on encouraging the youth in these communities to take an interest in pursuing higher education.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo since naming Hon. Boniface as the minister designate for Inner Cities and Zongo Ministry, explained that Zongos in Ghana are settlements in the cities mainly populated predominantly by settlers from northern Ghana.
Speaking at a press conference held in the Flagstaff House in Accra on Thursday afternoon, President Akufo-Addo said one of the critical areas of concern for unity and harmony in the country was the developments taking place in the inner cities and the Zongos.