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12.06.2004 Regional News

Mamponghene appeals for more funds for water project

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Mampong (Ash), June 12, GNA - Daasebre Osei Bonsu 11, Mamponghene on Thursday appealed to the government to provide additional funds for the Mampong water rehabilitation project.

He noted that the 1.5 billion cedis being spent on the project, which included the complete changing of the equipment at the headworks and other works was not sufficient for the satisfactory completion of the project.

Daasebre Osei Bonsu made the appeal when Mr Sampson Kwaku Boafo, Ashanti Regional Minister called on him at Asante-Mampong during his tour of the Sekyere West district to inspect development projects in the area.

The Mamponghene also complained that the rehabilitation of the Mampong township roads and those linking Kofiase and Nsuta were at a slow pace.

Mr Boafo promised to source additional funds for the rehabilitation of the water supply system and gave the assurance that all roads awarded on contract in the district would be completed by the end of the year. He appealed to Ghanaians to retain the NPP government in power in the 2004 General Election to enable it continue with the good work it had started.

The Regional Minister inspected work on the 1.3 billion cedis market complex being constructed at Kofiase by the German Technical Corporation (GTZ) under the Promotion of District Capital Programme. Mr Boafo also inspected a Bio-gas toilet facility at Beposo where Nana Boama Kwabi 11, the Beposohene commended the government for focusing on the development of the rural areas.

At Kwamang, the Regional Minister expressed satisfaction with work on the 1.3 billion cedis market complex.

At Nsuta, Mr Boafo announced that plans were far advanced for the cultivation of Irish potatoes in the area.

Nana Adjei Bonsafo 11, the Nsutahene lauded the government for the construction of the Nsuta market and expressed the hope that more projects would be executed in the area to facilitate economic activities.

Nana Kodua Basoah, the chief linguist of the Kwamanghene, said the area had a lot of tourist potential and appealed to the government to develop the area into a tourist centre. 12 June 04

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