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04.01.2006 Regional News

Nsakyina launches five-year development programme

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Nsakyina(GAR), Jan. 4, GNA - The chiefs and people of Nsakyina near Amasaman in the Ga West District have launched a five-year development programme estimated at about one billion cedis. Projects being envisaged include electrification and already 70 low-tension electric poles worth 100 million cedis to tap electricity from Oduman have been erected.

Others are the rehabilitation of the 20-kilometre road linking Nsakyina to Obeyeyie and Oduman, they have already spent about 40 million cedis to complete the first phase.

Nii Tettey Kofi Quaye, Mankrolo of Nsakyina who launched the programme at the weekend said schools in the town would also be renovated, undertake afforestation programmes to include planting of trees along river Nsakyi to save it from drying up.

He said the projects were being financed through contributions of 50,000 cedis a man and 30,000 cedis a woman whilst non-resident citizens contribute 100,000 cedis for both men and women and communal labour. Nii Kofi Quaye appealed to the Ga West District Assembly, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Roads and Transport and non-governmental organisations to support the community to undertake the programme. He commended the Government for the implementation of the Capitation grant to encourage rural children to enrol in schools. 04 Jan. 06