The chiefs and people of Suaman in the Western North Region have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to urgently ensure the completion of the Dadieso town roads.
They contended that the dusty and muddy nature of the road was worrying and creating inconvenience to residents.
The Krontihene of the Suaman Traditional Area, Nana Armah Kofi, made the appeal on Thursday when the President inaugurated the upgraded Dadieso Health Centre to a district hospital.
He said that the roads which began some years ago should be given a bitumen surface.
Nana Armah added that “The Dadieso town roads are dear to our hearts and linked to the development of Suaman. We know you will do it to the glory of God and mother Ghana.”
He thanked the President for the creation of the Western North Region, noting that the processes were critical to Sewfiman and Suaman.
On health, the Acting District Medical Superintendent at the Dadieso District Hospital, Dr James Jerry Abrobah, listed challenges including access to health care, adding that the new status came with its own pressures as cases including caesarian section, tuberculosis and other minor cases had gone up.
He said the hospital needs a stand-by generator, a bigger space for Out-Patient-Department (OPD), a staff bus, laboratory equipment and motor cycles to reach out to remote areas.
“We are ready to save lives, but, we are faced with numerous challenges. We need an ambulance and more space for the accident and emergency centre,” Dr Abrobah stressed.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of the Juaboso town roads in the Western North Region to hasten the development of the area.
The project, funded by the Ghana Road Fund at the cost of GH¢26,141,329 is expected to be completed within one and a half years.
M/S Rajar Engineering Works has been contracted through the Department of Urban Roads for the execution of the project which involved the upgrading of about 14.43 kilometres of selected roads in Sefwi Juaboso.
The project would greatly improve mobility in the area, save travel time, facilitate commerce and industry and reduce wear and tear of vehicles operating in the area.
Roads to be upgraded include the 0.75 km CAC/Nana Kwesi Road, 1.60km Nana Yaa Menka, 0.58km Old Police Station road and the 1.00km Juasec road, 1.00 km Kena road, 0.25 km Hospital Road 1, and the 0.35 km Hospital Road 2 and Mortua.
Others are 0.36km Hospital Road 3, 0.20km Ayiwa road, 0.35 km Bedibu Assaw Link, the 0.35 km Amandu Wangara Lane, the 0.25 km Coca Cola road and the 0.14 km Juaboso lorry park.
The rest are 0.75 km Codapec road, the 3.30 km Boizan road and the 3.2 km Boizan road 2.
The scope of the project would involve construction of various sizes of concrete drains and primer seal among others.
The President assured the people that the deplorable roads in the new region including the Benchema-Osei Kojokrom road, Enchi-Dadieso and the Akontombra-Sefwi Wiawso roads would soon be fixed.
He also assured that the road projects were dear to his government and he remained committed to their execution.
The Minister for Western North, Mr Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, noted that the Juaboso town roads began under Former President Kufuor’s administration but for about 10 years it was abandoned.
Pix President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cutting the sod to begin the Juaboso town roads.
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEFWI DADIESO