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20.11.2004 Regional News

President inaugurates development projects at Drobo

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Drobo (B/A), Nov. 20, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday inaugurated a palace, community library and cut a sod for work to begin on a post office for the chiefs and people of Drobo Traditional Area in the Jaman District of Brong Ahafo.

The 1.2 billion cedi Krupiase Palace was built by the Traditional Council. The 600 million cedi community library was jointly funded by European Union (EU), which provided 455 million cedis while the District Assembly, the Member of Parliament provided the remaining amount and the people provided communal labour.

The 450 million cedis one-storey post office to be constructed by the Ghana Postal Service is being financed with HIPC Funds.

It would comprise sorting office, 2,000 letterboxes, counter hall with six spaces, a post shop, an Internet cafe with a capacity for 30 persons, office for the postmaster, a vault and a place of convenience. Work on the post office is expected to begin next week.

The inauguration of the project and the sod-cutting ceremony climaxed activities marking this year's celebration of the annual Munufie Kese festival of the chiefs and people of Drobo.

Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people earlier, President Kufuor appealed to Ghanaians to accept the results of the December polls in good faith for the peace and tranquillity of the country.

He said the results would be the decision of the electorate on the presidential candidate and parliamentary candidate of their choice to run the affairs of state for the next four years.

"Any true loving Ghanaian who has the nation at heart will accept the decision of the electorate in good faith and contribute to the nation's socio-economic development. But anyone who disputes the decision and the results and therefore causes mayhem is an enemy of the nation and should not be tolerated." he said.

President Kufuor said the NPP had performed very well during its first tenure of office and should therefore be returned to power to continue with its policies and programmes under its new manifesto "Positive Change Chapter Two".

He commended the chiefs and people in the area for the peace that had enable them to undertake development project to improve their standard of living.

Beyeeman Bosea Gyinantwe IV, Drobomanhene commended the government for the prevailing peace in the country that had led to massive improvement in the standard of living of Ghanaians. He said there had been improvement in the provision of education for the pupils and students of first and second cycle institutions in the area.

Beyeeman Gyinantwe called for improvement in health facilities in the area and the contractor working on the main Drobo to Sampa road to speed up work.

On the elections, Beyeeman Gyinantwe appealed to the leaders, members, supporters and sympathisers of the political parties contesting the December election to accept the decision of the electorate in good faith and not cause any mayhem.

"Ghana has enjoyed an absolute peace and tranquillity since 2001 therefore nobody should use the outcome of the elections to create any confusion to disturb the peace that had seen socio-economic development in the country," he added.

President Kufuor made a stopover at Jinijini in the Berekum District to address a durbar of the chiefs and people to round off his two-day tour of some parts of Brong Ahafo Region.

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