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04.12.2004 Regional News

Govt has raised living standard of people in Amansie West

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Manso-Nkwanta (Ash), Dec. 4, GNA - Mr Ben Kwakye Adeefe, Amansie West District Chief Executive, has stated that the living standards of the people in the District had gone up to an appreciable level since New Patriotic Party Government came to power.

Addressing a press conference at Manso-Nkwanta at the weekend to enumerate some of the achievement of the Government within its first term in office, he attributed this to the de-politicisation of District Assemblies, which had restored the confidence and comfort of the people. Mr Kwakye-Adeefe said the Assembly had on a number of occasions interacted with the people and some disputes and disagreements on chieftaincy settled, which had brought harmony among all.

The theme for the press conference was: "Four Years of Positive Change in the Amansie West District -Achievements So Far".

The DCE said the Government and the Assembly had lived up to the task by according education its rightful place in the District's development agenda and that the injection of huge sums of money and energy into the Sector and the attention being given it were for very good reasons.

"It cannot be gainsaid that education is a panacea to building a strong human resource base, badly needed for the accelerated development of this district and country at large".

Mr Kwakye-Adeefe said it was for this reason that the Government and the Assembly would continue to lay emphasis on the Sector such that a greater percentage of the people would acquire at least the minimum education needed for them to contribute their quota to nation building.

The DCE said the electrification programme to the communities was progressing steadily and that within the last four years, 35 communities had been connected to the National Electricity Grid through the Self-Help Electrification Project (SHEP, the Ministry of Energy and the Ghana-Japan Cooperation under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project.

He named some of the beneficiary communities as Esaase, Agroyesum, Abore, Adubia, Ankam and Nsiana.

On roads, Mr Kwakye-Adeefe said the Assembly had written to the Ministry of Roads and Transport to convert some feeder roads into trunk roads, pointing out that it was sad that out of the total length of over 446 kilometres of road network in the District, only 51.6 kilometres was treated as a major road.

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