The Brong Ahafo regional minister, Hon. Kwaku Asomah Kyeremeh, has paid a day’s working visit to the Atebubu-Amantin district as part of a three day tour of the region.


The tour which saw the minister visit the Sene east and west as well as the Pru districts was to thank the people for their support in the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections.


He was accompanied by the regional chairman of the new Patriotic Party Mr. Thomas Adu Appiah, the police and army commanders as well as officials of the Regional Co-ordinating Council.


The minister met with traditional authorities and Zongo communities in both Atebubu and Amantin and cut the sod for the reconstruction of the Atebubu Yam Market.


He rounded up the tour with a familiarization visit to the district hospital in Atebubu.


The chief of Amantin, Osabarima Owusu Ababio II, and his elders told the minister about how the lack of storage facilities was militating against farmers in their dealings with middlemen.


They also mentioned inadequate water, market and health facilities as some problems facing the community, with Muslim chiefs calling for a separate district for Amantin as well as an Islamic Senior High School for the area.


Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong, Omanhene of the Atebubu Traditional Area, reminded the minister of the perennial water problem that faced Atebubu and also urged him to consider a facelift for the district hospital, which he described as a ‘health center’.


The Hon. Minister expressed gratitude to Nana Akyeaw Brempong for his support during his nomination and the attendant protests from some traditional authorities.


He gave the assurance that new silos would be built at Amantin while existing ones in Atebubu would be renovated to make for the storage of food.


Source: ISD (Daniel Oduro-Stewart)