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The Chief of Mampontenghene, Nana Saasi Ayeboafo II, has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to, as a matter of urgency, complete the modern market project started by the previous administration to improve revenue mobilisation in the Municipality.
While commending the President for raising Kwabre District to Municipal status, the Chief noted that the completion of the local market, which is about 40% completed, would enhance revenue mobilisation to improve the developmental agenda of the area.
“Not only would the market help improve upon the revenue base of the Assembly for development, but would also help improve the living standards of the people,” the Chief pointed out on the occasion of the first anniversary of his enstoolment as Chief of Mamponteng, which coincided with the observation of Akwasidae last Sunday.
Kojo Nsafoa Poku, first son of the Chief, on behalf of his father, commended the President and the government for the various social intervention policies rolled out to bridge the gap between the vulnerable and rich in society.
He mentioned the Free Senior High School policy, reduction of electricity tariffs and other entrepreneurial policies rolled out by the Ministry of Business Development as welcome and commendable efforts at reducing unemployment among the youth, especially young graduates in the country.
The Chief appealed to the government to improve the road network in the Municipality to improve the economic standard of the residents, especially those in the farming communities, to enable them send their produce to the commercial centres.
Nana Osei Asibey Bonsu, Kwabre East Municipal Chief Executive, commended Nananom for their quest to partner the government in development, and disclosed that the government, through the Assembly, is ever ready to partner Nananom to raise the living standards of the people in the area, adding that the government considers chiefs as agents of development.
Ms. Francisca Serwaah Oteng, Member of Parliament for Kwabre East Constituency, also called for unity among the people, and said, without unity and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry, there cannot be any meaningful development.
She entreated the constituents to rally behind the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government to deliver.
She described the President as a man who keeps his word, following the fulfillment of some campaign promises, particularly the Free SHS, which has duly been implemented.
The MP admitted there were some challenges the programme has faced, but indicated that feasibility studies are being done to ascertain how best the identified challenges could be dealt with.