Compiled by Alfred Adams
THE Ahanta West Assembly is putting into shape a number of feeder roads in the District to pave way for the easy transportation of farm produce to the central business district, Agona, Nkwanta.
This move has wholeheartedly been welcomed by farmers who cart their produce using the feeder roads.
For a start, a 1.5 kilometre road, stretching from Agona-Nkwanta to Aworozo, is being graded and refilled with laterite. The total cost of the project is estimated at GH¢8,000. Another road which serves as a farm road to most farmers is also being graded and refilled.
The road from Ankyeryin to Egyam also has a contractor working hurriedly to put the road in shape.
The Assembly managed to secure the reshaping of the road, following a gentleman’s agreement the Assembly reached with the contractor, who is undertaking a business venture in the community.
What this means is that the Assembly is not paying a penny for the refilling of the road, but is only providing fuel.
What is more, another farm road, which stretches from Beahu to Yabiw, and is about 1.9 kilometres, is also being reshaped. These developments came to light when the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Assembly, Mr. Joseph Jones Amoah, toured the site to acquaint himself with the progress of work.
Speaking to the Western File, DCE Amoah noted that the Assembly chose to refill those roads because of the importance it attaches to farming.
According to him, he has a vision to see all feeder roads which are in deplorable states reshaped and re-gravelled to pave way for easy vehicular and human movement.
“This has been my major priority, and I will make sure all deplorable feeder roads are put to shape under my tenure.”
DCE Amoah however, inspected the site where a sea defence wall was being constructed for Upper Dixcove, a fishing community in the district.
The Chief of the area, Nana Essuah VII, thanked the DCE for seeing to the construction of the sea defence wall. He was emphatic that his subjects would now be relieved following the construction of the wall.