Bamiri, (B/A), Dec. 05, GNA - Nana Asare Baffour, the chief of Bamiri, a farming community in the Techiman Municipality has appealed to the Municipal Assembly and other partners to establish a gari processing factory in the area.
He said many of the farmers at Bamiri, Woraso, Akrufi Asantaso, Bomine and other surrounding villages cultivated cassava in commercial quantities but had to cart the produce, some kilometres away to Techiman or Krobo for processing.
Nana Baffour, who is also the Tutuhene of Techiman traditional area made the appeal when Mr. John Kofi Donyinah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) interacted with the chiefs and people of the town during a familiarisation visit to the area.
He bemoaned that as a food growing area, many farming communities were bedeviled with several challenges including bad roads and storage facilities that were militating against their socio-economic progress.
Mr Donyinah indicated that the government had put in place various poverty interventions programmes and assured that very soon the local people would begin to benefit from those porgrammes.
He said the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy was to benefit all Ghanaians and advised students in the Municipality to learn hard to complete their programmes successfully to advance to the next stage of the educational ladder.
Mr Donyinah also asked parents to take the education of their children seriously, by providing them with basic learning and teaching materials as well as other necessities of life to sustain their interest in schools.
He expressed concern about alcoholism, drug abuse and peddling and sexual promiscuity among teenagers in the area and appealed to the chiefs, Assembly Members and others key stakeholders to help bring the situation under control.