11.09.2005 Regional News

Chief appeals for completion of road project

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Akropong (B/A), Sept. 11, GNA - Nana Adu Amoah II, chief of Akrpong in the Nkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo Region has called on the Government to ensure that the contractor working on the Nkoranza-Sekodumase Highway redouble his efforts so as to complete the job assigned to him.

Nana Amoah made the observation when the District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. James Kwabena Appiah-Awuah made his maiden visit to the community on Thursday.

The chief expressed concern about how the contractor, who is to tar the road has not even graded the part of the road that leads from Nkoranza through Donkro-Nkwanta and to Sekodumase to show signs that he was ready for the work.

He said the long delay of the contractor in working on the road has put some doubts in the minds of the people as to whether the road would be tarred or not.

Nana Amoah even suggested the rehabilitation of the dangerous spots of the road, which were not motorable pending the main contract work in order that the people could transport their farm produce to the marking centres.

People from communities such as Donkro-Nkwanta, Baanofour, Abountam and Akropong, which are alongside the Nkoranza-Sekodumase highways, always find it very hard in reaching Nkoranza with their goods whenever it rained in the area.

Nana Amoah therefore, called on the DCE to liaise with the Regional Minister to ensure that work on the road is quickened to make the movements of the people easier and to promote the development of the communities.

The Assemblyman for Akropong, Mr. George Franklin Effa praised the Nkoranza district Assembly for providing a three-classroom-block for the local Junior Secondary School (JSS) in the area to enhance the education of the youth.

Mr. Effah complained of the lack of teachers' accommodation facilities as a challenge facing the community and pleaded with the DCE to consider their plight and address the problem for them. The Assembly also called for the construction of two places of convenience for the people to enhance sanitation of the community and to save them from contracting communicable diseases.

Mr. Appiah-Awuah, the DCE stressed the need for them to live in harmony and guard against party politics in order that they would initiate development programmes to enhance their living standards. He also urged the unemployed youth in the area to organise themselves into groups and embark on agricultural activities so as to attract support from the banking institutions to improve upon their businesses.

The youth of the communities should be law-abiding and lead morally upright lives to free themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS, which is usually acquired through sexual promiscuity. The DCE advised the people to honour their tax obligations in order that the district assembly would generate enough revenue to initiate development projects in the communities and to move the district forward. Sept. 11 05

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