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30.03.2007 General News

Akotombra Chief Appeals For Transformer

By Clement Adzei Boye, Sefwi Akontombra

The Chief of Akontombra, Nana Kwarteng Ababio II, has appealed to the government to provide a transformer for the Akontombra Health Centre to enable the centre to function effectively and also serve the health needs of the people.

This is in view of the threat by the Medical Assistant of the Centre, Madam Esther Cobbold, to leave the centre if the facility is not supplied with efficient and regular power supply.

Nana Ababio said this when the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, visited here as part of a three-day working visit to the Western Region.

He said only four villages including Nsawora and Appeakrom have power supply and appealed that Aputu, Yaw Krom and Akaa Krom be supplied with power.

He told the Vice President that the facilities at the Health Centre should be expanded and improved to serve the northern part of the constitutency.

Nana Ababio also appealed to the government to improve facilities at the Akontombra Secondary School which has no staff common room, dormitories and no means of transport.

He said the school has only one block which does not befit its status as a senior secondary school.

He said the Akontombra constituency was a high cocoa growing area and should be aided to establish a cocoa factory under the District Industrialisation Programme (DIP).

This, Nana Ababio said, would provide employment for the youth during the minor cocoa season.

He proposed that with the growth of the local economy, the Akontombra constituency should be made a district.

In his response, the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama who was given a rousing welcome earlier, said as a valuable basket for cocoa, the roads would be upgraded.

He said discussions had been held with the Ministry of Energy as to how electricity supply to the Akontombra Health Centre would be solved.

On the creation of a new district, the Vice President said the processes were ongoing and would be considered.