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Philanthropist builds road and bridge for farming communities

botchway January 24, 2019

 

From Samuel Agbewode            .

A businessman and a philanthropist, Mr. Samuel Danku, has supported the people of Adorfe, a farming community and suburb of Ashant-Kpoeta in the Ho West District, where he personally constructed a two-and-a-half kilometres feeder road and bridge for the community, to help open up the area for effective economic activities which has eluded the Adorfe community over the years.

The construct of about two kilometres of road and bridge made the people of Adorfe relieved, as they had been saved from the perennial inability to cross a stream that overflows its banks and separates them from other parts of the Ho West District, and the country in general, during the rainy season.

Speaking to The Chronicle during an inspection of the completed projects at Adorfe, Mr. Danku said since he heard about the plight of the people of Adorfe some years back, he has been mobilising resources to assist the community, saying it was sad that the access to the community before the construction of the feeder road was a foot-path.

The businessman and philanthropist continued that the annual interruption in the movement of the people really had a toll on the economic fortunes of the people, who are predominantly farmers, as their produce got stuck in the community and perished, rubbing the people of their investments.

However, with the support given to the Adorfe community, post harvest losses were expected to reduce significantly, since their produce would be transported to the marketing centers without hindrance.

He further noted that he was equally satisfied with the quality of work done, which was completed on time, since the country would soon enter the rainy season.

Mr. Danku said he was happy within himself that he was able to complete the projects ahead of the rainy season, and that the age-old suffering associated with the lack of roads to the beneficiary communities had been brought to an end, and the people would now have value for money invested in their agricultural activities.

The philanthropist also constructed a one-and-a-half kilometre feeder road from Dzolo-Gborgame Old Cemetery to Torgodo, and expressed surprise that it was very unfortunate that as he was gathering personal resources to help improve upon the living conditions of people in the district, there were also elements who were dampening his spirit by casting a slur on what he called “people centered projects.”

He warned that such negative attitudes were inimical to the progress of the area, and pledged that he would continue to embark on community development to help improve the living conditions of the people.

He has also supplied stone chippings, bags of cement and roofing sheets towards the construction of a basic school, as well as the provision of two plots of land for the building of a police station at Abutia-Kloe.

Mr. Danku has also graded the Abutia Secondary-Technical road, provided a mechanised borehole at the Kalakpa forest reserve, grading of the Hlorve, Amesianya Korfe roads, and the renovation of the Abutia-Teti water supply system among other community projects to promote the local economy, and to help improve the conditions in what he described as “in my own small way.”

An opinion leader at Adorfe, who would like to be called Ametsitsia, commended Mr. Danku, describing him as “a man with a clean mind and a pure heart”, and asked for God’s blessings and guidance for him in all his endeavours.

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