Chief wants Awaso-Takoradi railway rehabilitated
Sefwi Anhwiaso (W/R), July 21, GNA – Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi, Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso, has appealed on government and Awaso Bauxite Company to collaborate and rehabilitate the Awaso-Takoradi railway line to facilitate economic activities.
He said the transportation of bauxite by heavy-duty trucks was contributing to the deplorable nature of roads in the area.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi made the appeal, when Mr Moses Kofi Armah, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai, paid a courtesy call on him at his palace at Sefwi Anhwiaso.
The Paramount Chief expressed concern about the low royalty been paid on mining to traditional councils and the assemblies.
Ogyeahoho Gyebi called on government to increase the payment to enable the councils and assemblies to initiate more development projects, especially in mining communities.
He called for the repair of roads in the Bibiani and Anhwiaso townships and assured the DCE of the council's support.
Mr Armah said the assembly would improve education, health, agriculture and roads in the area.
During an open forum, the people called on government to rehabilitate the bridge spanning the Ankobea River near Sefwi Anhwiaso, which they said had become a death trap.
They urged the law enforcement agencies to work harder to stop crimes particularly murders and defilement in the district.