Give Nkroful facelift – Nvavile family pleads

The Nvavile family of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has appealed to the government to give Nkroful, the birth and original burial place of the first president, a facelift.

“The family house where Dr Nkrumah’s mother, Nana Nyaniba was buried, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the road from Esiama to Nkroful and Nkroful town in particular, did not befit and glorify our illustrious son who devoted all his time and energy towards Ghana’s liberation struggle,” they lamented.

Abusuakpanyinli Adwobia Kpanyinli, the Head of the Nvavile family at Nkroful, expressed the sentiments during a visit to the family house of Dr Nkrumah at Nkroful in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

He paid glowing tribute to former President Agyekum Kufuor for creating the Ellembelle District which was carved out of the Nzema East District in 2008 but decried the current state of Nkroful as the district capital of Ellembelle.

Abusuakpanyinli Kpanyinli appealed to the government to upgrade existing infrastructure at the district assembly and initiate more developmental projects in the district which should include a district hospital to cater for the everincreasing population and a respond to unforeseen contingencies from mining, oil and gas explorations in the district.

“We plead with the government to respond to the unforeseen contingencies from mining, oil and gas exploration to give Nkroful a befitting facelift as the birth and original burial place of Dr Nkrumah to also serve as a tourist attraction, the road linking Asasetre and Mpeasem, where the grandmother of Dr Nkrumah lived is in a deplorable state and we appeal to the government to asphalt road network,” he stressed.

Abusuakpanyinli Kpanyinli also called for a police station at Asasetre to beef up security in that part of the district and hinted Nana Bulumia Twum, the Chief of Nkroful, had commenced the construction of a community centre at Asasetre and urged the government and philanthropists for assistance and support to complete it. -GNA

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