Government is committed to providing infrastructure for rural areas - Benyiwa-Doe

Nyankumasi-Ahenkro (C/R), Nov. 9, GNA - Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, Central Regional Minister, on Friday said the government would remain committed to the provision of infrastructure to enhance the development of the country especially the rural areas.

Mrs Benyiwa-Doe said this when she inaugurated a number of projects including a district court at Nyankumasi-Ahenkro, six classroom block each at Nyankumasi-Ahenkro and Dankwaman Senior High schools and the Assin South District office complex as part of her working tour of the Assin South District.

The classroom blocks, valued at about GH¢ 260 million cedis each, are GETFund projects which are built to ease congestion in classrooms.

Mrs Benyiwa Doe said it was the aim of the government to ensure that all schools in the country were provided with the needed infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning.

Inaugurating the district court, Mrs Benyiwa-Doe commended the district assembly for making provisions for the construction of the court, stressing that this would bring justice to the doorsteps of the community and that it was the responsibility of the government to ensure that the nation's institutions were working effectively.

She urged the people to be law abiding and not to engage in acts that would send them to court and asked that they developed the culture of maintenance to prolong the life span of the block.

Justices Dennis Adjei, an Appeal Court Judge, who represented the Chief Justice, said as the nations prepares for the general elections the judicial service had put in place the necessary measures that would fast track all electoral disputes brought to the law courts.

He said it was the wish of the judicial service to bring justice very close to the grass roots to help the people to have confidence in the judicial service and that the Alternative Disputes Resolution ( ADR) would soon be introduced in the area.

He urged them to take advantage of the ADR to resolve their disputes amicably to avoid the cost and time wasting that pertained in the law courts.

Nana Afua Gyenfua, Queenmother of Assin-Atandansu Traditional Area, commended the Judicial Service and district assembly for providing the area with a court and said this would help bring law and order in the area.

Mrs Paulina Yankah, Headmistress of Nyankumasi-Ahenkro SHS, thanked the government for the classroom block and the dormitory block which is under construction and said the classrooms would go a long way to ease congestion.

She urged the students to take their studies seriously adding that the only legacy their parents could leave for them is education and that they should strive to the highest level since education was the bedrock for development.

Nana Kweintwi Braimah II, Adontehene of Assin Atandansu area, commended the DCE for her efforts in developing the area and pledged to give her the needed support in her campaigns.

He urged her to entreat her supporters do their campaigns devoid of insults and ensure that the polls were incident free.