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Regional News of Thursday, 24 October 2019

Source: Jephthah Kwame Sarfo

Roads Minister, others cut sod for Atwima Mponua town roads

Isaac Asiamah, Youth and Sports Minister paying his respect to a chief Isaac Asiamah, Youth and Sports Minister paying his respect to a chief

Today marked another milestone in the history of Atwima Mponua when the Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah led a highly powered government officials to cut sod for the construction of Mpasatia, Amangoase-Atuntuma, and Foriwaa Nkwanta-Bayerebon No.3 roads.

The event which saw prominent chiefs, technocrats, politicians, indigenes, the clergy, professionals, Heads of Departments took place at Mpasatia, the gateway to Atwima Mponua.

Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known by his moniker ‘Chairman Wontumi’ explained the progress of work done by the NPP government to the gathering.

He asked all and sundry to disregard the flowery gambits been churned out by former President Mahama.

He posited that in October 2016, the Mahama led administration used the road fund as collateral to take loans from UBA bank; hence the difficulties for the current government to go ahead with road construction.

In addition, the NPP scribe trumpeted the achievements of his government in the areas of education, sports, employment creation et al.

Isaac Kwame Asiamah pleaded with his constituents to take heart as he is always lobbying for projects to Atwima Mponua.

He was of the view that, he as a person is doing everything within his reach to make his constituency the talk of Ghana as the future of Ghana lies in the Nyinahin Bauxite.

“God has given us something that will feed the economy of Ghana for the next 100 years”, he noted.

The Roads and Highway Minister, Akwasi Amoako Atta enumerated the many roads of Atwima Mponua captured by his government.

He noted that the Sinohydro barter agreement will make good of about 100km of roads within the District. He added that, prior to the 2016 election, the President made so many promises which are being fulfilled one after the other.

“The office of the Vice President is in charge of all manifesto promises and we are delivering one after the other”, he stated.

In addition, the minister pleaded with the people of Mpasatia to report any criminal who will steal any material that is meant for the construction. He stated that has been the bane of many bad executed roads.

The Chairman for the day, Nana Ayim Ababia, the Toasehene, was elated by such a development.

He stated that, out of the over 400 communities scattered around Atwima Mponua, not a single road is tarred.

He further mentioned that he believes the sod cutting ceremony will be the turning point of the success story of Atwima Mponua.

“Mr. Minister, I crave your indulgence to ask for the completion of Tanoso-Abuakwa Road which have been left unattended to since 2009”, the Chairman bemoaned.

He thanked the gathering for a successful programme as he and the government entourage moved to site for the sod cutting ceremony.

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