Stories from Sebastian R. Freiku .
The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly has executed about 20 projects in the district to improve upon the standards of the constituents under the current administration.
The projects include the rehabilitation of one No 3 unit classroom block with office and store at Asekyerewa Methodist Primary School, the completion of 1 No 3 unit classroom block for Sekyere D/A JHS; construction of Police Station at Akotosu, rehabilitation of Kumawu Circuit Court and the construction of one No 3 seater W/C toilet facility at Woraso Health Center.
Other projects include construction of 1 No 10 seater water closet toilet facility at Hyiawu-Kumawu, completion of special ward at Kumawu Poly Clinic, rehabilitation of one Kindergarten (KG) block at Bodomase R/C, construction of one No Community Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound at Dadease, construction of 12 seater aqua privy toilet at Aninangya, and the construction of second of two-storey offices of 29 lockable stores at Kumawu Lorry Park.
The rest are the rehabilitation of Woraso Police Station, construction of 8.60 kilometres Oyoko- Sekyere-Banko Road, construction of buffer stock warehouse at Yawsoadwa-Wonoo, construction of 2 No 10 water closet toilet facility at Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) under IPEP, construction of 1 No 10 water closet toilet facility at Dadease SHS under IPEP, construction of 1 No 6 unit classroom block at Bodomase Senior High Tech. School (GNPC), and the construction of 12.20 kilometres Bodomase-Brempotia-Ntaretare Road.
The District Chief Executive (DCE), Samuel Addae Agyekum, who disclosed these to The Chronicle, said the Assembly had also financed the renovation and expansion works at the primary and kindergarten block of the Dadease Salvation Army Basic Schools at GH¢86,000, as well as constructing a GH¢250,000 water closet facility for Wonoo.
DCE Agyekum announced that the Assembly is taking advantage of the existence of many tourist sites in the district for tourism purposes.
As a result, he said, the Assembly was developing the Wala Water falls in the Bomfobiri Sanctuary near Temante to harness the tourism potentials of the site, and generate revenue for the development of the area.
The DCE said the Assembly is committed to developing the waterfalls, and had set up a Tourism Development Board, which is essentially to provide the institutional direction for tourism in the district.
He said the Assembly is also currently doing some publicity/marketing of the waterfalls as a good tourism destination in the Ashanti Region, and the nation as a whole, for which two tourism ambassadors, who have been very instrumental in placing the waterfalls on the tourism map of Ghana, have been commissioning by the Assembly.