Ho West chiefs appeal for development projects

A DELEGATION of the Congress of Paramount Chiefs and Queens of the Ho West District last Thursday paid a courtesy on the Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Ntoso, at the Residency, Ho.

The delegation led by the Paramount Chief of Avatime Traditional Area, Osie Adza Tekpor VII, congratulated Madam Ntoso on being the first female minister of the region.

The delegation raised concerns over the lack of development projects in the newly created district and the abandoning of the Bame-Dzolokpuita-Kpedze-Honuta road which is the major road in the district.

In a petition, the delegation lamented that the contractor on the road showed no consideration for the people living along the road, as he left “unacceptable” culverts on the road resulting in flooding of their houses and farms.

They said portions of the road which were tarred earlier had already deteriorated, making travelling on it hazardous.

The petition mentioned the neglected Sokode-Gbogame-Abutia-Juapong road, which would link the district to the Adaklu area and thus provide farmers easy access to the markets.

Similarly, the petition drew attention to the Kpedze-Dodome-Dzolo Gbogame road, and also the Avatime Fume- Gbadzeme-Amedzofe-Vane link, saying it had the potential of opening up the vast and wonderful tourism potential in the district.

It also appealed for work to commence on the District Assembly Hall complex, “for which purpose the Congress of Chiefs and Queens facilitated the acquisition of about 74 hectares in the Dzolo Traditional Area”.

“We realised that there was no proper handing over from the Ho Municipal Assembly to the newly created Ho West District, leaving most of the resources that the district would have benefitted from in the custody of the Ho Municipal Assembly”, the petition said.

Receiving the petition, Madam Ntoso assured the delegation that their concerns would receive the appropriate attention and action.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Ho

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