Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has assured the people of South Tongu in the Volta Region that his administration will build a new market with modern facilities at Sogakope for them if given the mandate as president.
Addressing residents of Sogakope over the weekend, Mr Mahama also announced that the road along the Volta River passing in front of Hotel Cisneros and Holy Trinity Spa will be constructed to help boost the development of tourism and hospitality in the district.
Residents of Sogakofe have for sometime now, been agitating for good roads, particularly the Lower Volta Bridge, which they say has become a death trap due to the rusty expansion and contraction joints.
Returning from Dabala where he had gone to join thousands of followers of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church to mark their centenary celebrations, Mr. Mahama made a brief stop at Sogakofe to interact with a crowd of traders who had gathered there waiting to catch a glimpse of him.
The former President in his address committed himself to ensure the youth of Sogakope benefit from the tourism potential of the area if he is elected President again.
“We will build a new market for Sogakofe. Sogakofe is a the centre of tourism and so we will build Cisneros road along the water so that we can have tourist resorts so that the young people in Sogakofe can find work to do in the tourist resorts,” he said to a rapturous response from the gathering most of whom are traders.