Asafo, (C\R), March 14, GNA - Mr Dennis
Armah-Frempong, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East has inspected
a number of feeder roads being constructed by the assembly to facilitate the
transportation of goods and services in the district.
Addressing the Media after he had inspected the newly constructed road from Agona Asafo to Swedru Senior High School junction with Mr Abbas Afful, the Agona East District Engineer, Mr Armah-Frimpong said the project was financed from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).
The DCE said more than 10 kilometres of feeder roads in the hinterland of the District had been constructed to enable farmers to bring their farm produce to the market centres.
He said the assembly has embarked on the construction of more accessible roads in Agona Asafo and Agona Kwanyako to enable residents to use the roads without hindrance.
The DCE said the assembly is constructing some cocoa roads in the district to enable the Cocoa Licensing Buying Companies and other farmers to bring their dry cocoa beans to the various sheds and also the foodstuffs to the marketing centers.
Mr Armah-Frempong appealed to the Ghana Cocoa Board to consider constructing some of the cocoa roads in the district, adding that, the roads are in a deplorable state and needs immediate intervention from COCOBOD.
The DCE said the construction of roads had become one of the top priorities of the assembly because it would ease the difficulties facing teachers who commute to and from the district as well as drivers, who ply the roads, especially in the remotest parts of the district.
Mr Armah-Frempong commended the Ghana Cocoa Board for the construction of the road from Mankrong-Junction to Namawura, which also links Agona Duakwa to Akim Oda and the Agona Swedru main road to ease the transportation of goods and services to towns and cities.
On Education, Mr Armah-Frempong said the assembly has put in place plans to provide tables and chairs to basic schools in the district to facilitate quality teaching and learning.
Mr Armah-Frempong said education is the only panacea to eradicate poverty, adding that, it is the responsibility of the assembly to ensure that schools get structures that will help provide better environment for both the children and teachers to excel.
The DCE appealed to the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh to use his good office to assist Agona Nsaba Presbyterian Senior High School with a bus.
He said the Nsaba PRESEC has no bus and is currently relying on the Namawura Community Senior High School any time their students travel outside the district.