The Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, William Kwasi Sabi, has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to provide a ‘fine balance’ between social and physical infrastructural developments to ensure equitable socio-economic transformation.
He said robust national development must encompass physical infrastructure, human resource development and social life improvement.
“Physical infrastructure are good but they are just means to an end and therefore we need to enhance the social lives of the people. For instance, the Free SHS will help improve the quality of thinking, critique and general lives of the people to make informed decisions,” he stated.
The Deputy Minister who is Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa East made these remarks when he addressed the first ordinary meeting of the Fourth Session of the Dormaa East Assembly at Wamfie in the Bono Region.
Touching on infrastructure projects being undertaken in the Dormaa East constituency, the MP said part of the One million per Constituency Fund established by the government was being used to construct projects in the various parts of the constituency.
Mr Sabi said a 10-seater KVIP had been constructed at Asotiano, and a mechanised borehole at Akontanim, among others.
He said the construction of a sports complex was underway in the area to unearth talents and redirect the energies of the youth of the area for national development.
Mr Sabi said he was also partnering the Ministry of Energy to replace dysfunctional streetlights at Dormaa Akwamu and Asotiano to enhance night visibility as well as ward off criminal activities there.
FROM DANIEL DZIRASAH, WAMFIE