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30.09.2008 Regional News

Amansie youth reminds President of promise

By gna

Members of the Amansie West Youth Association in the Ashanti Region have made a passionate appeal to President J.A Kufuor, to honour the promise made to them in respect of the tarring of roads in the district before his term ended.

They said the continued deplorable nature of the road network in the district and the time left for the President on the presidency, were making the youth in the area get the impression that the promise was becoming an empty one.

Addressing a press conference at Manso-Nkwanta, Mr William Bediako Asante, President of the Association, said since 2002 when the roads in the area were awarded on contract, none of them had been completed.

He expressed concern about lack of infrastructural and social services in the district and said the people in the area had been cheated for quite too long and it was time the youth rose up and took their destiny in their own hands.

Mr Asante said the people in the area had been treated with disdain by political parties over the years in terms of socio-economic development and this had resulted in the continued backward development and non progression status of the people.

He however, said the youth and people in the area were now very much awake to their rights and responsibilities and would always insist on their rights.

Mr Asante appealed to the youth not to exercise their energies to the whims and caprices of self-seeking politicians, but stay awake and insist on their rights.

He said the youth would continue to work towards fighting for improved socio-economic development in the area, adding that, the development of the district must not be left in the hands of few people who had messed up and could not represent the interest of the people.