Former President and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has assured the Chiefs and people of the Ada Traditional Area that the next NDC government will complete a sea defence project to protect communities along the Ada, Ningo-Prampram coastline.
Speaking at the climax of the 82nd Ada ‘Asafotufiami’ Festival, Mr. Mahama said the first phase of the project, which was completed during his administration is helping curb the fast rate of erosion of the beachfront.
He stressed, “When I form my government in 2021, I want to assure you, Nene Akuaku, that we will reinforce the current sea defence works, and continue with the second phase. This will include the Kablevu area, Lolonya, Goi, Anyamam, Akplabanya, Wokumagber to Ningo Prampram.”
He challenged the chiefs and people to move to the next stage of developing a sustainable, local economic blueprint that will harness the opportunities of the Ada area, which include tourism, vegetable and fruit farming.
“You have one of the most resourced traditional areas of this country, and I urge you to move to the next step. Apart from the tourism and hospitality business opportunities, this area has also proven to be a fruit and vegetable basket,” he said.
The NDC flagbearer congratulated the people of Ada for sustaining the annual celebration of the festival which has continued to see yearly growth in participation.
The Asafotufiami Festival is celebrated by the people of Ada Traditional area in the Dangme East District in the first week of August every year.