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Regional News of Sunday, 2 December 2018

Source: Daniel Kaku

Nzema East MCE inaugurates pipe-borne water project for Kokoado Community

The facility was commissioned as one of the 2016 electioneering campaign promises

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, Hon. Frank Okpenyen popularly known as Franko has commissioned a mechanized pipe-borne water project for the Kokoado Electoral Area in the municipality to supply safe drinking water for the residents.

The facility was commissioned as one of the 2016 electioneering campaign promises made by the New Patriotic Party in the area to improve the living standards of the residents.

During the inaugural ceremony held in the area over the weekend, the MCE who performed the ceremony on behalf of his MP, Hon. Catherine Afeku revealed that the project was undertaken under the Catherine Afeku's Environment and Social Amenity Projects to help halt dependence on polluted streams for drinking and bathing as well as the spread of waterborne diseases.

He said, “This is the time for leaders in the country to walk their talks by providing the urgent needs of the people, hence, this gesture of the provision of the pipe-borne water."

He, therefore, urged the community to properly manage the facility to prolong its lifespan.

He seized the opportunity to thank the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Catherine Afeku for fulfilling her campaign pledge and called on other MPs to mimic the leadership style of the MP to improve the living standards of their electorates.

"This project was solely founded by Hon. Catherine Afeku and we have to thank her and also pray hard for her to get strength to do more, my MP is really performing well and we have to support her to work hard, politics is all about development", he emphasized.

He rallied the people to give strong backing to the implementation of the various interventions and programmes meant to make things better for everybody.

He also appealed to the residents to rally behind the NPP government for more developments.

The Chief of the area, Nana Kokoado II, expressed his profound appreciation to the MCE on behalf of the MP for the kind gesture.

He, therefore, promised to ensure periodic maintenance of the project to prolong its lifespan.

He said the extension of the pipe-borne water to the community by the MP was a great relief to them because they had to journey almost 4.5 kilometres for water.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Nzema East, Hon. Frank Okpenyen also presented streetlight bulbs, dustbins and fans to Axim Girls Senior High school in the Municipality.

During the presentation, the MCE assured them that he and the MP will do their possible best to help them get a football field before school vacates.

He advised the students to take their studies seriously since they are the future leaders and refrain from bad morals that could halt their education.

He also urged them to take serious advantage of the President Akufo-Addo's Free SHS flagship program.

He, therefore, called on the school management to take good care of the donations to achieve it intended purposes and promised to liaise with the MP to develop the school.

The MCE interacted with the Head and the teachers on issues that are of mutual benefit to the school and the Municipality.