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02.11.2008 Regional News

Chief of Kyekyewere appeals for assistance

By gna

A traditional ruler has appealed to philanthropists, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and organisatons to come to the aid of the people of Kyekyewere to help raise their living conditions.

Nana Yaw Boakye Ababio, Chief of Kyekyewere in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District of Ashanti, complained that the community lacked access roads, electricity, potable water, health care facilities and other social amenities.

He made the appeal at a farewell durbar, organised in honour of the Global Village team from Galbally, Northern Ireland, who was in the community to build two houses, under the affiliate Habitat for humanity Project.

Nana Ababio said that an American philanthropist, Mrs Mary Walbridge had pledged to build a clinic for the community and its surrounding villages.

Dr. Kwadwo Appiah Kubi, New Patriotic Party (NPP), parliamentary candidate for the area, commended Mrs. Walbridge for the gesture, and said it was in line with the government's objective of providing accessible and affordable healthcare to majority of Ghanaians.

He called on the people to support the philanthropist to enable her achieve her objective.

Mrs Walbridge said the decision to construct the clinic was to help improve the health status of the people, especially children and women.