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26.09.2005 Regional News

People of Brofoyedur raise funds for development

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Gomoa Brofoyedur (C/R), Sept. 25, GNA - The Chiefs and people of Brofoyedur in the Gomoa District of the Central Region on Saturday, realised 10 million cedis in an appeal for funds to support development projects in the town.

The five-year development plan, include the rehabilitation of schools, community centre, the Chief's palace and the rehabilitation of the road linking Mumford through Brofoyedur to the Mankessim-Winneba trunk road at Kyiren Junction.

In a speech marking his first anniversary, the Chief of the town, Nana Hammah II, appealed to the District Assembly to help rehabilitate the only school in town established over 50 years ago.

Nana Hammah called on the people to bury their differences, live in unity; love one another and to rekindle their communal spirit to undertake more development projects.

He called on the people to pay their development levy of 5,000 cedis and 10,000 cedis for female and male residents and 20,000 and 30,000 cedis for non-resident female and male respectively for the speedy and successful implementation of projects.

The Chief charged the people present to register and to contribute to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to ensure proper health care.

An opinion leader, Mr Joe Donkoh, reminded parents to enrol their children of school going-age and to provide them with their basic needs since the government had made available funds for the payment of school fees.

He advised women in the area to form co-operatives to qualify for Poverty Alleviation funds to expand their businesses. Mr Sam K. Otsiwa, Chief Driver and an Executive Member of the Ankamu branch of the GPRTU, advised the travelling public to report the conduct of careless drivers to the GPRTU officials for sanctions to be imposed on them.

Mr Otsiwa, who has been driving since 1960 without accident expressed his unhappiness about the current trend of road accidents and advised drivers to observe road traffic regulations to ensure safety. 25 Sept 05