Development projects to bring relief and improvement to the people of Nyanyano in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, have been abandoned for many years now.
They include a multi-purpose hospital, a police station, with barracks, a community Information and Communications Centre (ICT), poor water systems and bad roads in the area.
Within the past five to 10 years, the projects, which are at various stages of completion and deplorable state, have become defecating sites, refuse dumps and dwelling places for rodents and reptiles, while the roads are unmotorable, making life difficult for the residents.
The projects, which are either government or community initiated, have been overgrown with weeds.
In an interview with The Ghanaian Times during a visit to the area, Nana Obeng Wiabo IV, chief of Nyanyano, said the old health centre, in the area initiated and funded by the citizens, could not meet the needs of the increasing population of about 40,000 in the area.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to resume work on the abandoned multi-purpose hospital started by the previous government ten years ago, in order to bring relief to the people.
On the roads in the area, Nana Wiabo lamented that they were nothing to write home about, as they were so bad that some commercial vehicles were refusing to ply them, thus making it very difficult for the people to travel in comfort either to work, market or other places.
The roads, according to him, had developed huge potholes, which drivers said were damaging their vehicles.
On the poor water system in the area, Nana Wiabo said for many years now, the township had been facing an acute shortage of water.
The taps are not functioning, and people have to rely on polluted streams and sachet water for their daily activities.
On the police station, the chief said the facilities needed to be rehabilitated to bring some relief to the police personnel.
He said the buildings had developed serious cracks and the roofs leaking, making it uncomfortable for the personnel.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to put up a modern police station and barracks for the personnel, to enable them to work more effectively.
“I blame the district assembly for its failure and lack of concern for the needs of the town, and urge the government to address the situation,” Nana Wiabo said.
From Daniel Amoo, Nyanyano