As part of his two-days working visit to the Central Region, which started from the Friday, 2nd – 3rd September, 2022, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the Awutu Senya District where he cut sod for the commencement of work on the Kasoa-Bawjiase Road, paid a curtesy call on the Awutu Traditional Council and commissioned the APPEB Cylinder Manufacturing Company (1D1F facility in the district).

Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony for work to continue on the Kasoa-Bawjiase road, President Akufo-Addo commended Mr Eugene Arhin, the Director of Communication at the Presidency who is also a native of the Awutu Senya West Constituency for his tireless effort to ensuring development takes place in the area. “He does not allow me to rest on anything that concerns Awutu Senya Constituency. He keeps championing the cause of the constituency. It is part of the reason why this road has reached where it is today”. The President stated in Twi.


President Akufo-Addo used the opportunity to disclose to the constituents that he had instructed the Minister for Roads and Highways Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta to consider commencing work on the construction of Akoti Juction Road to Senya Bereku Road. “I assure you that it will be completed before 2024” President gave the assurance.

During the tour, the President paid a curtesy call on the chiefs and people of the Awutu Traditional Council where he expressed gratitude to Nananom for their kind reception and urged them to continue to forge ahead in unity, love and peace to bring the desired development to the people of Awutu.

In his address, the Paramount Chief of Awutu Traditional Area, Abokuad Agyemang Wettey Otabil III lauded the efforts of government for initiating a number of projects that were impacting positively on the lives of the people. He urged the people, particularly the youth to take advantage of the interventions initiated by the government to improve their livelihood.

He also seized the opportunity to appeal to the President to help fix the deplorable road linkages and poor communication networks in most part of the district. “I will appeal to the government to increase the development of infrastructure facilities in the district so that the area would also enjoy a fair share of the national cake”. The Omanhene of Awutu Traditional Council wished the President a success in his tour to the region.

At the APPEB Cylinder Manufacturing Company, the President said all the interventions and programmes that his government had rolled out were meant to benefit every citizen of the land without discrimination. He further reiterated the government’s commitment to distribute development fairly across the country and therefore charged the people to continue to support the government to deliver on its mandate.

The factory is estimated to create 150 direct jobs whilst it is also expected to cause the creation of other jobs in the local economy of Awutu Senya. The factory currently has an installed capacity of 4,000 gas cylinders a day and can employ some 500 people at full capacity.

The DCE, Hon. Joseph Aidoo was happy the President was able to extend his working visit to the district and expressed gratitude to the President for all his flagship programmes and desire to create jobs for the teeming youth in the constituency and the country at large. He also commended the Trade Minister, Hon. Alan Kyeremanteng for not disappointing the President.








Lydia N. Parry

(District Info. Officer).