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Regional News of Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Nyarkrom Chief appeals for new district

The Chief made the appeal when the Central Regional Minister paid a courtesy call on him The Chief made the appeal when the Central Regional Minister paid a courtesy call on him

Nana Okofo Katakyi Eku X, Omanhen of Agona Nyarkrom Traditional Area has appealed to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to carve a new District out of the current Agona West Municipality and name it Agona Central.

The move according to him, would enhance effective local governance and ensure transparency and accountability to help in the rapid pace of socio-economic development to the doorstep of the people in the area.

The Chief made the appeal when Mr Kwamina Duncan, the Central Regional Minister and his entourage paid a courtesy call on him as part of his tour of the Region to engage and assess the state of development projects.

He called on the government to upgrade the road networks in the area, especially Kwayako-Akoti, Swedru-Bodwiase-Ajumako and Nyarkrom town roads to aid the easy transportation of farm produce.

Nana Eku advised the New Patriotic Party members to nurture peace and eschew all forms of internal wrangling that impeded development.

On the promises of the President, he was optimistic that he would not disappoint Ghanaians saying" Nana Addo is a man of integrity who delivers on his promises" and charged Ghanaians to be patient and offer him the necessary support to steer the affairs of the nation to bring prosperity for all.

The chiefs in the Area took the opportunity to express confidence in the President and resolved to support his administration to complement his determination and vision to effect social and economic transformational plans and policy initiatives to develop the area and the country at large.

To achieve that, they called on all do away with partisan politics and support the national drive to better their lot.

They particularly praised the President for his desire to develop the Nation's manpower as well as create employment through the free education policy and the 'One district, One factory' and announced that they had vast lands to support in that regard.

Later, the Regional Minister charged them to let the welfare and the plight of their people to be their ultimate priority.

Mrs Justina Marigold Assan, MCE said the Assembly had brought massive infrastructural development to the people over the last few months and would give much priority to education, job creation and sanitation and called for continued support from all members and departments.

Mr Duncan also called on the Omanhen of Agona Nsaba Traditional Area, Osabarima Afriyie Boa Appiah II at his palace and later addressed staff and members of the Agona East District Assembly.

Osabarima appealed to the government for a new health centre, police station and tarred roads and district court building that had been abandoned years ago.

Speaking at the gathering, the Minister asked Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to make productive use of their limited resources to develop their localities.

He said government resources were limited and assemblies must find ingenious ways of generating revenue by scanning their environment to make productive use of available resources and also spend judiciously.

Mr Denis Annan Frimpong, the District Chief Executive (DCE), mentioned some of their challenges as bad roads network, education infrastructural challenges, sanitation and lack of funds to complete projects.

He pledged to work assiduously with stakeholders to address issues of sanitation and work at providing the needed basic education infrastructure to ensure quality education for all children in the area.