GH¢100m For Roads

President Akufo-Addo has announced plans for massive road development to boost the economic activities of the people.

The President said GH¢100 million had been earmarked for the project which would involve the construction and reshaping of some major roads, town roads and bridges.

He expressed concern about the deplorable nature of the country’s road network.

President Akufo-Addo disclosed this while speaking at a meeting with the Council of Ahafo Chiefs on the second day of his official visit to the Brong-Ahafo Region.

He is in the region to engage with the chiefs and people to gauge their heartfelt needs.

President Akufo-Addo said he had noticed from his tour of parts of the region that nothing significant was done by the previous government in the road sector.

He gave an upbeat assessment of the economy and said they had restored the troubled economy to the path of growth.

Omanhene of Yamfo and Chairman of the Ahafo Council of Chiefs, Nana Ansah Adu-Baah, said the Ahafo area was lagging behind in terms of development.

He said that the creation of the Ahafo Region would speed up socio-economic development of the area to ensure that they receive their fair share of education and health facilities.

Nana Adu-Baah complained about uncontrolled illegal logging which is rapidly depleting the Bosomkese Forest Reserve at Yamfo.

He, therefore, appealed to the government to act quickly to deal with the situation.

President Akufo-Addo later inaugurated a newly constructed office for the District Health Directorate at Kukuom, the capital of Asunafo South District.

Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi, Omanhene of Kukuom, said the chiefs had earmarked 2,400 hectares of land for the ‘One District, One Factory’ policy.

He appealed to the government to improve facilities at the Kukuom Agriculture Senior High School (SHS) and provide the town with a hospital.

President Akufo-Addo assured them that a bridge would be built over the Tano River at Kwaku-Nyoma.

Source: GNA

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