Kyebi (E/R), March
31, GNA - The Abuakwa South Zongo Caucus (ASZC) of the National Democratic
Congress (NDC), has applauded the ruling government for its efforts at bringing
enormous infrastructure development to the of Kyebi and peripheral communities.
The group said, education delivery, provision of potable water, road construction, health care and infrastructure development, are the areas that have received a tremendous boost.
Addressing the media at a press briefing at Kyebi, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Secretary of the group, discounted claims in a recent statement reportedly issued by the Okyeman Youth Association (OYA) which stated that the 7.9 million Euro Kyebi water project initiated by the NDC government was done by the Kufour-led Administration.
He stated that, the said project was funded by the Austrian Government to serve five communities including, Kyebi, Anyinam, Apedwa, Kwabeng and Osenase.
Mr. Mohammed maintained that, the loan agreement for the water project was approved by parliament on 21st of December, 2011 and said the first water project for the Kyebi Township was established in 1971 during the Busia Government which was intended to serve about 5000 people.
He also debunked allegations that the NDC government has decided to divert any project meant for Akyem Abuakwa and the Eastern Region as stated by OYA, whiles also dismissing claims that the President Mahama has taken the credit for being the first president to bring potable water to Kyebi.
“The Abuakwa South Zongo Caucus want to put it on record that the President Mahama in his state of the nation’s address did not say it was him who brought pipe-borne water to Kyebi but instead his government extended pipe-borne water to Kyebi and its environs”, he averred.