From Frederick Danso Abeam, Obuasi .
The Obuasi East District Assembly has awarded a contract for the construction of an office to accommodate the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at Boete and a JHS classroom block at Ayease, all in the Obuasi East district.
While the NHIS office, with ancillary facilities costs GH¢400,000 the JHS block costs a little over GH¢250,000 – the Obuasi East District Chief Executive, Madam Faustina Amissah has disclosed when she met the two communities.
On the NHIS office, she stated that with the establishment of the Obuasi East District Assembly, it has become imperative that people in the new district cannot continue to travel far to the NHIS office in the Obuasi Municipality to access NHIS services, hence Boete was chosen for the construction of the NHIS office to serve the people in the district.
On the Ayease JHS block, the DCE said the town has been without a JHS for all these years and JHS students walk some five kilometres daily to attend school at nearby Diawuoso, hence it became necessary to construct one at Ayease.
The Member of Parliament for Obuasi East District, Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom, briefed residents of the two communities of plans by the government to improve the living standards of Ghanaians, especially those in the rural communities.
At Ayease, the MP, who is a medical officer, was shocked to learn that an old KVIP toilet which had outlived its usefulness and exuding stench is the only place of convenience in the town.
Dr. Boakye Yiadom, therefore, assured to seek the assistance of Ghana First, an NGO, which is into building modern toilets, to construct one for them.
Nana Kwaku Fokuo II, Odikro of Ayease, thanked the assembly for coming to the aid of the town with the JHS block. He called for extension of electricity to other parts of the town.