Dunkwa MCE happy with peaceful bio registration
4/25/2012 1:07:52 PM -
By: David Allan Paintsil, Dunkwa-On-Offin
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Upper Denkyira West, Peter Kofi Ashia, has commended residents of Dunkwa-On-Offin and its surrounding communities for their high sense of commitment to peace, since the beginning of the biometric voters' registration exercise on March 24, 2012.
Speaking to The Chronicle on Monday, Mr. Kofi Ashia maintained that since the exercise begun, the electoral officers, political party agents, as well as prospective voters, had comported themselves very well, making the exercise peaceful in the area.
He told the paper that apart from initial skirmishes allegedly orchestrated by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Upper Denkyira West, Nana Amoako, in preventing some people from registering at polling centres like Denkyira Foso, Kyekyewere and Railways, the whole exercise had generally been peaceful.
Touching on the developmental projects in the area, the MCE said the residents were very happy that at long last, the government had awarded the infamous Dunkwa-Kyekyewere-Twifo Praso road to a contractor, K.B. Annan, for which construction works had started, with affected residents being paid their compensation.
According to Kofi Ashia, the completion of the road would open up the area to investors, thereby helping to reduce poverty among residents in the area.
He also disclosed that plans were far advanced to upgrade the Kyekyewere Health Post to a hospital to fulfil the promise made by then candidate Professor John Evans Atta Mills to the residents there during the 2008 electioneering campaign.
The MCE, again, went on to say that Upper Denkyira West Municipal Assembly was collaborating with a mining company to fill potholes that had developed on the Dunkwa-Obuasi road, and called for total support from the residents to make the project a success.