Eastern Regional Minister Inspects Projects In West Akim Municipality(E/R)

As part of Government’s effort to ensuring that the Better Ghana Agenda impacts on the socio-economic lives of Ghanaians, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Antwi Boasiako-Sekyere has toured the West Akim municipality to inspect on-going and completed projects.

The Regional Minister, who led officials of the Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council including the Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), called on the Traditional Authorities to deliberate on development issues of the municipality.

In a welcome address the West Akim Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. George Mensah Akpalu, commended the chiefs on what he described as their good attendance in readiness to have met the Regional Minister. 

He said the day marked a historic one since a Regional Minister had paid a visit to the chiefs and the municipality to see how it had fared so far in its development. 

According to him the chiefs had supported the Municipal Assembly in its development agenda over the years and must be commended for their hard work.

In an interaction with the Traditional Authorities, the Regional Minister intimated that the government was poised to construct what he described as the deplorable roads that link the municipality.

The Regional Minister alluded that President John Dramani Mahama had promised the people of the Eastern Region that the road network in a deplorable state would be constructed.

The minister said the government would not renege on its promise but would ensure that the Suhum-Asamankese, and Osenase roads, which he said were in a deplorable state, would be constructed in due time.

He said 2015 budget had an allocation of 10 km road construction for Asamankese, which he said would boost business activities in the municipality when the roads were constructed. 

 

Reacting to the minister’s submission, the Asikasuhene, Barimah Konadu Yiadom, who was the Spokesperson for the Asamankese Traditional Authorities, said they were solidly behind the government in its development agenda.

However, he intimated that there was land dispute between Asamankese and Adeiso, owing to the demarcation of the newly created districts.

He entreated the minister to intervene for a redress to the issue, which he said would forestall any imminent violence between the factions.

The Minister proceeded to inspect a 1.5km road under construction, at a cost of GH₵10, 000.00.

According to the contractor for the project had promised that the first and second phase of the road would be completed by March.

The minister also inspected completed projects, which were, children, maternity, and antaenatal wards at the Asamankese Government Hospital. 

He climaxed the occasion by interacting with the staff of West Akim Municipal Assembly and other government agencies. 

He urged all staff to rally behind the government in its development agenda by working hard. 

The Minister used the occasion to appeal to all Ghanaians to acknowledge the importance of the National Sanitation Day and the Election for high patronage. 

 

Source: ISD (Tom Aquinas Sambah)