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Communities express concern about politicians’ unfulfilled promises

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CampaignsTwelve communities in the Assin Fosu area, have expressed their displeasure at vain promises made to them by politicians during election campaigns which they never honoured.

The communities are Akwateykrom, Obosomfo,   Obou, Assin Ningo, Jakain, Krokoso, Jerusalem, Kramokrom, Awuroso Junction,   Sergeant,   Nyamebekyere  and   Janese.

The Odikro of Akwateykrom Number Two, Nene Samuel Kwasi Donkor,  disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency during a communal  labour organized by the people in the communities to fill the pot holes .

The communities weeded the surroundings of the roads,  and also repaired the wooden bridges on  rivers in the area, to avoid accidents during the Christmas season.

He said the road from Assin Awuroso to Awuroso Junction to Sergeant , Krokoso, Jerusalem, Assin Ningo, Jakain, Akwateykrom, Nyamebekyere and Kramokrom were in a very bad shape,  and the two bridges on River Obou and Bosomfo were almost washed away by the rains.

He said the area was a cocoa-growing community which produced  over 600 tonnes of cocoa, and  farmers in the area in addition, cultivated cassava, plantain, corn, watermelon and vegetables in commercial quantities, but because of the bad nature of  the roads and bad  bridges in the area, the farm produce were left to rot  on the farms.

The Assemblyman for the area, Mr Robert Kwadwo who confirmed the complaints of the Odikro, said  people in the area lacked many amenities,  including potable water, good schools and public places of convinience.

Mr Narh Korley,  a Cocoa Purchasing Clerk, expressed concern about the continuous destruction of cocoa farms by elephants in the area.

He said over 60 individual cocoa farms were destroyed by the elephants  last year,  and therefore appealed to the Department of Game and Wildlife to come to the aid of the farmers.

Source: GNA

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