Yeji (B/A), June 30, GNA – The people of Yeji in the Pru District of Brong-Ahafo Region are constructing a GH¢200,000 community centre, which would boost tourists' attraction as well as serve as income generating facility.
The centre comprises a conference hall, a store house, reception, an open place for public gathering and a guest house. It is expected to be completed in five years.
Speaking to newsmen at a communal labour, Pemampem Yaw Kabrese V, Omanhene of Yeji said the town is noted for its commercial activities, notably fishing.
He said because of its geographical location, Yeji had become a tourist attraction and it was against this background that the chiefs and people decided to construct a modern community centre to generate some revenue.
Pemampem Kabrese appealed to those who hail from the town including persons living abroad to contribute to the development of the area.
He thanked non governmental organisations, philanthropists and other public-spirited organisations for supporting the community's development efforts in diverse ways.
Nana Twumasi Ankra VIII, Chief of Cherepo and Kyidomhene of Yeji commended communities for their dedication to the project and urged them to unite.
He assured them of the commitment of the traditional council to see to the completion of the centre and urged the youth to also contribute through their active participation in regular communal labour exercises.
Nana Ankra said the traditional council and security services were collaborating to stamp out armed robbery in the area.
He said curbing armed robbery was a collective responsibility but indicated that “a reasonable reward would also be given to anyone who would provide information on armed robbers to the police.
The Kyidomhene urged traders and individuals at Yeji to report people with questionable characters at the market to the police.