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07.02.2005 Regional News

Gomoa Obuasi embarks on 900 million cedis projects

By GNA

Gomoa Obuasi, C/R, Feb 7, GNA - The Chiefs and people of Gomoa Obuasi have embarked on a number of development projects estimated to cost 900 million cedis to raise the living standard of the inhabitants. The projects being undertaken in phases include four places of convenience, a market and streetlights to give the town a facelift.

Mr Seth Graham, Chief Patron of the Gomoa Obuasi Travellers Association announced this at the climax of the annual Akwambo Festival of the town on Sunday.

He noted that the area lacked a place of convenience and said there were plans to complete a 20-seater toilet estimated at 200 million cedis each for the four suburbs of the town to ensure environmental cleanliness.

Mr Graham said the projects being financed through development levies by the people and Nana Kwao Entsie, Development Chief of Gomoa Obuasi known in private life as Mr Davis, who is an African-American would be completed in three years.

Mr Graham, Managing Director of Billy-Ham Construction Company, noted that the people with assistance from the Gomoa District Assembly would complete the market soon.

He said funds realised from the festival would be used to finish the project and appealed to the people to rekindle their self-help spirits.

Mr Graham asked teachers in the district to show commitment in their profession to promote the quality education, which had fallen drastically in the area.

He expressed concern about the refusal of teachers to stay at Gomoa Obuasi but commute from Agona Swedru and said, "how can teaching and learning be effective and efficient in such a situation". He stated that parents in the town were doing their best to cater for their children's education and appealed to the teachers to show concern for their pupils and students who would be the future leaders to propel the country's economy forward.

Mr Graham urged citizens of Gomoa Obuasi to visit home regularly to contribute towards the development of the town.

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