President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday cut the sod for the commencement of work on a Regional Office for the Food and Agriculture Ministry at Nkwanta in the Oti Region.
The project, expected to be completed in eight months, comes with residential accommodation and offices and going to be disability friendly.
President Akufo-Addo, addressing a durbar of Chiefs and people of Nkwanta at the sod-cutting ceremony, to begin his three-day tour of the Oti and Volta regions said his government was committed to delivering all promises made to the people, as it did in the creation of the Oti Region.
He said government decided to develop the new regions by evenly distributing development projects to all areas in these regions, hence the siting of the Agriculture Department outside the regional capital.
President Akufo-Addo announced that they would soon be establishing a Tree Crop Development Authority to oversee the production of coffee, cashew, palm oil and rubber in the country.
The Authority would put measures in place to boost the yield of these crops and returns to farmers to improve the living standards of farmers.
The President told the gathering that deplorable roads in the area would be fixed to promote socio-economic activities, especially agribusiness.
President Akufo-Addo urged the people to remain united and work together to speed up the progress of the new region.
Nana Obombo Sewura Lupuwura II, Paramount Chief of Akyode Traditional Council, said the Oti Region was already witnessing, “remarkable and progressive” development barely a year after its inauguration and commended Government for the foresight.
He mentioned the construction of a warehouse to support agricultural activities, rehabilitation of a Magistrate Court and a market at Nkwanta among others, under the One million Dollar per Constituency initiative.