From Francis Owusu-Ansah
A philanthropist and businessman, Mr. Kwadwo Kusi, has constructed a mechanised borehole at the cost of GH¢40,000 to address the perennial water problem at Kranka, a farming community in the Nkoranza North District of the region.
Mr Kusi, a native of the town and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of “Mepawokyew Enterprise”, a Kumasi-based transport company, also rehabilitated the four-kilometre road which links Kranka and Bono-Manso in the Techiman North District on the Techiman-Kintampo Highway, at the cost of GH¢10,000.
He said the borehole and the rehabilitation of the road were his contribution to give back to society in ensuring that some basic needs of the rural dwellers were met to make life comfortable for them.
Inaugurating the borehole, Madam Gifty Akorsah-Arthur, Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, expressed appreciation to the donor and urged well-to-do citizens in the area to emulate his example.
She expressed concern about drug abuse, particularly Indian hemp smoking and peddling among the youth in the area, and appealed to the police to intensify patrols.
The Assembly Member for Kranka Electoral Area, Mr Daniel Kofi Adu, said the community is lagging behind in socio-economic development, and needs social amenities and facilities to make life worth living for the residents.
He, therefore, appealed to the District Assembly and non-governmental organisations to come to their aid.
Mr. Raphael Kwabena Kudom, an opinion leader, on behalf of the chief and people, thanked the donor for the gesture.