The famous Jackson Park at Koforidua in the Eastern Regional capital is set to receive a major facelift to serve thousands of people.
The redevelopment of the facility forms part of the legacy projects currently being undertaken by the Akufo-Addo led government in the New Juaben South Municipality.
The project is being funded and supported by the World Bank.
Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for New Juabeng South, Hon. Isaac Apaw Gyasi disclosed that the lighting system, security and sanitation situation at the park would be improved.
He announced that the commencement and finishing of the project will create about 400 jobs for the people within the Municipality.
The MCE saluted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the leadership of the Ministry of Local Government for facilitating the Secondary Cities Support Programme with the World Bank.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Hon. Michael Okyere Baafi indicated that facelifting of the park will help raise Koforidua and Eastern Region to a higher standard.
He hinted that there are many projects that are yet to be exhibited by the MCE and therefore called on the residents to show him their support to be able to accomplish his mission.
On his part, the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong emphasized that the strategic location of the park makes it imperative for the people of Koforidua and its environs.
“Many governments have tried to do this but the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is taken the bull by the horns to position Jackson Park as a recognized social center,” he said.
He noted that the re-development has been designed among other benefits to provide a state-of-the-art infrastructure that will enhance the existing facilities and provide additional ones to fit the Eastern Regional capital.
The Omanhene of the New Juabeng Traditional Area, Prof. Emeritus Daasebre Oti Boateng expressed his gratitude to the government for its intervention to facelift the Koforidua Jackson Park.
He charged the authorities to constantly visit the facility for maintenance works.