13.08.2004 General News

Kufuor to undertake five-day tour of Western Region

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Accra, Aug. 13, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor is to begin a five-day official tour of the Western Region from Saturday, August 14. He will be the Special Guest of Honour at a Grand Durbar of the Chiefs and people on the Region to round off their weeklong Homecoming Summit.

A statement issued in Accra on Friday and signed by Mr Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Press Secretary to the President said President Kufuor would inaugurate a GBC Television Transposer at Half Assini on Monday August 16.

It said the transposer would restore television transmission to the Nzema area as part of the on-going major rehabilitation of the GBC transmission sites in the country.

The project on completion is expected to improve television coverage from 60 to 90 per cent nationwide.

The statement said President Kufuor would also address durbars of the chiefs and people of Axim, Elubo, Enchi, Sefwi-Wiawso, Juabeso, Asankragwa and Wassa-Akropong.

President Kufuor is expected back in Accra on Thursday, August 19.

Last week-end President Kufuor was given a tumultuous welcome by the chiefs and people of the Central Region during a two-day official visit.

An enthusiastic crowd lined up the road sides cheering while President Kufuor riding in an open Pajero responded to the cheers and the sign of the NPP "Asieho, Asieho".

Among the towns he visited were Awutu-Breku, Ekumfi-Narkwa, Yamoransa, Apam, Agona-Nsaba, Agona-Nyakrom and Agona-Swedru where he addressed durbars of the chiefs and people.

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