Govt committed to national dev – DCE

Mr Eric Opoku Brong Ahafo Regional Minister (3)MADAM Agnes Kusi, the Sunyani West District Chief Executive (DCE), has reiterated government’s commitment to the socio- economic development of the country.

She noted that government would leave no stone unturned to improve the living standards of the people, especially those in the rural areas.

Madam Kusi said this on Wednesday when she addressed the chiefs and people of Twumasikrom, a farming community in the district during a tour to some selected communities in the district.

The tour was to enable her to interact with the people and identify their socio-economic development challenges for the District Assembly to address accordingly.

Madam Kusi advised the community to protect their farms against bush-fires and avoid bush burning at this time saying, “The communities are the food basket of the country hence the need to protect their farms”.

On education, the DCE asked the people to support teachers posted to the community to ensure effective teaching and learning.

Mr. Ishmael Kumi, spokesperson for the community, mentioned the lack of potable water, electricity and teachers’ bungalow for teachers posted to the place as some of their problems.

At Aduonya, another farming community, the residents complained of bats taking over the local Community Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound, which had forced the community health nurse in-charge to vacate the place.

That, they said, had led to their inability to access health care, which posed great danger to children and pregnant women in the community, adding that teachers posted to the community also refused to stay because of the non-availability of electricity and potable water.

Responding to their concerns, Madam Kusi noted that electricity was key to the development of every area, and therefore assured that the community would be hooked to the national grid through the Rural Electrification Project initiated by the government.


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