State of Akyem roads very disturbing – Minister

Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, has expressed worry about the poor state of roads in the Akyem Traditional areas which include Akyem Kotoku, Akyem Abuakwa and Akyem Bosome.

He did not understand why for more than 10 years, roads in those areas had not been attended to when the people always exercised their franchise with the expectation that development would be brought to their communities.

“The good news, however, is that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has come to make lives more comfortable for the people of Ghana, and Akyem areas are strongly part of it,” he declared. “Funds to begin road construction and rehabilitation have been received and work will soon begin.”

Dr Apea-Kubi indicated that the NDC was the party to first extend electricity to the Akyem areas and it was also the first to provide good roads to the people of Akyem and since then, no other government had paid attention to the plight of the people in those areas.

He said the NDC government was made up of caring members of Parliament and Ministers who were ready to meet the needs of their respective people and were also persons who could “dribble their ways” through to get funds for developmental projects in their areas.

Dr Apea-Kubi said, as an indigene of the Akyem land, he was not happy to see his homeland in a poor state and that he would do everything within his means to lobby for more developmental projects for the people of Akyem, especially Achiase, where he was born.

“Development of this area is on my heart and so if you hear that I have stolen anything thing from government, it will be the schools, good water systems and good roads that I will steal for my people,” he stressed.

The Regional Minister said plans had been drawn to immediately renovate the Achiase Senior High School where two new dormitories, a dining hall and a computer laboratory would be added to make learning serene for students.

Mr Baffour Mensah Takyi, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Birim South, entreated everyone to ensure they took part in the voters’ registration towards the 2012 general election but cautioned that they should not engage in double registration.

“Let us avoid violence during the election because peace is all what we need for the development of this country,” he said. “Let us do politics of issues and not of insults, backbiting and violence.”

Mr Mensah Takyi called on the people in the district to pay their taxes for the development of their communities.

Source: GNA

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