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August 30, 2018 | General News

Fix our roads for us – Berekum residents plead

Fix our roads for us – Berekum residents plead

Fix our roads for us – Berekum residents plead

The deplorable state of Berekum town roads continue to be the major source of worry to residents and chiefs of the town, once described by Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as the Golden city of Ghana.

Moving through the inner parts of the town, one is greeted with a sea of pot-holes, most of which are filled with stagnant water on the various principal streets of the municipality, creating a lot of inconveniences to residents and visitors.

“Even though we have several other problems as a people, the major challenge which we think must be given immediate attention by government is the poor nature of Berekum town roads”, Osabarima Kwabena Diawuo Owusu II, the Werempehene of the Berekum Traditional Area, told Daily Statesman in an interview at Berekum recently.

Osabarima Kwabena Diawuo Owusu II, who is also the Chief of Kato, near Berekum, stated that the chiefs and people of Berekum will forever remain grateful to the government if immediate steps are taken to construct the Berekum town roads to give the municipality a face-lift.

“This area has always remain a strong-hold of the NPP and so the least people would expect from government is to listen to us and solve our problem swiftly. We want to see action on Berekum town roads.”

“We are going to be critical on the contractor who would be given the contract to work on the roads to ensure that he executes the contract to our satisfaction. We will first invite him to the Palace and assure him of our support to him as he carries out his work.”

The Kato chief noted that one of the main issues that impeded the development of the area was chieftaincy disputes.

He however said the Supreme Court had ruled on the matter and declared the incumbent Paramount Chief, Daasebre Dr. Amankona Diawuo II as the rightful occupant of the Berekum stool, thus settling the dust surrounding the issue.

Osabarima Kwabena Diawuo Owusu II noted that since all the chieftaincy issues had been resolved, the people of the area were more that united and poised to foster closer collaboration and development in the area.

Meanwhile, the Berekumman Citizens Association are embarking on vigorous fundraising campaign to construct an ultra-modern health facility the befits the Berekum municipality.

Currently, the Holy Family Hospital is the only major referral health facility in the area, a situation which, according to residents, “is not the best.”

They therefore want to put up an additional hospital that would adequately meet the health needs of the ever-increasing population of Berekum and its environs.

The Association is appealing to all citizens and residents of Berekum to contribute both in cash and in kind toward this project, which would go a long way to improve health care delivery in the area.

Founder of the Association, Evangelist Paul Osei Agyeman, also known as Agyapasei says the association primarily seeks to mobilise and unite Berekum citizens to embark on developmental initiatives in the area.

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