Regional News of Sunday, 17 June 2012
The people of the Western Region on Friday repeated their call on government and stakeholders in development to as a matter of urgency improve the road networks within the region to facilitate economic growth.
They also asked for improved health facilities as well as the construction of new clinics and hospitals, especially in the rural areas for quality health care delivery.
These and other important concerns were raised during the open session of the just ended Western Regional Policy Fair organized by the Ministry of Information, in collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Council at Essipon, in Sekondi.
The Policy Fair concept instituted by the government, affords Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as the Metropolitan, Municipal and the District Assemblies the opportunity to highlight their programmes, projects, and achievement to the general public.
The open session of the fair enabled the people to express their views and ask questions in respect to issues regarding the development of the region.
They called for the establishment of special schools for people with disabilities and the improvement in technical and vocational training schools for the youth and people of the area.
Ogyeahoho Yaw Gyebi 11, Omanhene of the Anhwiaso traditional area, who chaired the closing ceremony of the four-day policy fair commended the organisers for a successful fair.
He urged the Ghana Library Authority to revamp the library system in the country to help in teaching and learning.
Ms Emelia Arthur, Deputy Minister of the Western Region commended the various exhibitors for opening their doors to the public to know about their mandate, operations and difficulties.
“Let us keep the flame alight and respond to all invitations to partake in public programmes with the zeal and commitment that you have demonstrated during the period of this fair”, the Deputy Minister added.**