Omanhene of Sefwi Anhwiaso pledges support for Mining Sector Roads Rehabilitation Secretariat

The Omanhene of Sefwi Anhwiaso in Western North, Ogyeahowo Yaw Gyebi II, has pledged to support the Mining Sector Roads Rehabilitation Secretariat to succeed in delivering good road infrastructure in mining communities across the country.

He said road infrastructure in most mining communities needed to be worked on as some of them were in deplorable states.

Speaking when the Secretariate paid a courtesy call on him on Monday, he advised the team to remain focused on its mandate.

“Work and be proud of your sacrifices; mining companies will be ready to help. Work for the development of Ghana and you will be remembered. We will support you,” Ogyeahowo Gyebi said.

He also appealed to the government to support the Secretariat with the needed resources to enable it to deliver on its mandate of transforming mining communities.

Ogyeahowo Gyebi, who is also the President of the National House of Chiefs, said good roads in mining communities would also ensure easy transportation of food stuffs from the farm gates as well.

In the health sector, the Sefwi-Anhwiaso Omanhene believed that good road infrastructure would help promote maternal health.

The Co-ordinator of the Mining Sector Roads Rehabilitation Secretariat, Mr Frank F.E. Akoto Awah, briefed Ogyeahowo on the mandate of the Secretariat.

He said some road projects were to be undertaken in Tarkwa-Takoradi in the Western Region; Ayanfuri-Dunkwa in Central; Kenyase in Ahafo and Awaso in Western North, adding that, the New Abirem project in the Eastern Region was ongoing.

“We will work with you and the elders. Since 1977, Awaso has been mining bauxite, but, it has no good roads and we need to do these road projects to aid development in the mining enclaves. Good roads promote the image of the society,” Mr Awah said.

Meanwhile, at the Ghana Bauxite Company at Awaso, the Production Manager, Kwabena Darko and team, suggested that the Secretariat consider regular source of funding, legal framework and governance issues to ensure the sustainability of its projects.

FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, SEFWI ANHWIASO

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