President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will begin a two-day tour of the Upper East Region with a durbar of Chiefs in Bolgatanga, and a visit to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital today.
The mood in the area is calm as preparations are ongoing to receive the president.
As part of his two-day tour of the Upper East region, President Akufo Addo will visit the Vea Dam, Tamne dam, and inspect ongoing works on the Bolgatanga-Bawku Road.
The last leg of his tour will be in the Northern region. On Friday, he will pay a courtesy call on the Overlord of Mamprugu, the Nayiri, Naa Bohigu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga.
Later on Friday, he will visit Damongo, where he will pay a courtesy call on the Overlord of Gonjaland, the Yagbonwura, Tuntumba Boresa I.
On Saturday, the President will be at Yendi. He will first call on the Regent of Dagbon, the Kampakuya Na, Yakubu Abdulai Andani II; and the Bolin Lana, Mahamadu Abdulai. The President will also be in the Saboba constituency to interact with residents.
President Akufo-Addo will round off his tour of the Northern Region on Sunday, 8th October, with a visit to Salaga, where he will pay a courtesy call on the Kpembewura, Babanye Ndefosu II.
The President would end his tour of Northern Region with a visit to the Avnash Rice Mills in Nyankpala, in the Tolon constituency, before returning to Accra on Sunday October 8.