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General News of Friday, 12 June 2020

Source: GNA

Prof Yankah cuts sod for construction of three community Centres

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education has performed three separate functions for work to begin on the construction of Modern Community Centres in the Agona East District of the Central region.

The beneficiary communities are Agona Kenyakor, Agona Duaboni and Seth Okai.
They will have facilities including; a big hall, offices and toilets and would be completed in three months.

The Coastal Development Authority (CODA) is financing the projects under the One Million Dollar per Constituency programme.

Professor Yankah, said the one Million Dollar per Constituency policy was a commitment of the government to give befitting facelift to all the 275 Constituencies nationwide.

He said CODA was instituted to give equal opportunity to the people living in the Coastal belt with the aim of raising their living standards.

Prof Yankah who is also the Parliamentary Candidate for Agona East for New Patriotic Party (NPP) said the government under President Akufo-Addo would never deny people in rural areas their fair share of the national cake.

He urged the chiefs and people in Agona East to rally behind the government to enable it continue to undertake more development projects for them.

The District he noted had lagged behind for far too long in the areas of health, roads, Electricity, modern Agriculture and others.

The government was therefore showing full commitment to fulfil all campaign promises made to the people of Agona East and asked the people to continue supporting it.

The Minister said his decision to contest the 2020 Parliamentary election was for him to serve the people in the district.

Prof Yankah called on the chiefs and the people in the area to ignore and reject violent and disrespectful politicians, adding that elections was not war but exchange of ideas.

Prof Yankah said the funds meant for the construction of the community Centers was from the Ghanaian tax payer and the Projects must not be personalized adding that more of such developmental projects were earmarked for other Communities in Agona East.

He said the government would go all out to implement every policy and programmes rolled out to help fight poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy and unemployment among Ghanaians.

Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East thanked the Minister for lobbying government to bring numerous projects to the District to improve the living standards of the People.

The projects included; the tarring of feeder roads in the district and school and health projects.

He said Agona East was adjudged first in a recent assessment of all districts in terms of projects.

The DCE asked the people to vote for Prof Yankah and President Akufo-Addo in the upcoming December 7 polls for them to complete ongoing projects to give proper facelift to the District.

Mr Desmond Sam Essandoh, Agona East Constituency Chairman of NPP asked the people of Agona East to vote for Prof Yankah and President Akufo-Addo because within three and half years every Community in the area had had its fair share of development projects.

Nana Kobina Annan III, Chief of Agona Kenyakor, Nana Kwesi Okai I, Chief of Seth Okai and Nana Kweku Ansah V, Chief of Duaboni jointly expressed their appreciation to Prof Kwesi Yankah for the projects.

Nana Ansah said the people of Duaboni will never forget the Minister and the President in the upcoming December 7, polls for awarding the three-and-a-half Kilometre road from Kwesi Kum to the town for tarring of which work was progressing steadily.

He said a Contractor was also working fervently to connect the town, which since 1992 not seen electricity, thanks to the national grid.

Nana Ansah also praised the Agona East District Assembly for the construction of health Center and new school block for the town to improve health care delivery and education.

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