Stories from Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Swedru in the Eastern Region, Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has performed a ground-breaking ceremony for the commencement of seven projects in his constituency.
The projects, which include the construction of a police station, toilets and mechanised borehole among others, are across some selected areas such as Akyem Awisa, Akyem Aduasa and Akyem Swedru and are to start synchronously.
Addressing a huge durbar to announce the commencement of the projects over the weekend, the MP, who is also the deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, revealed that the projects, when completed, would stimulate the socio-economic situation of the constituency.
The durbar was heavily attended by chiefs, elders and residents of the area who were full of admiration for the MP.
Akyem Aduasa, a relatively small farming community, would benefit from a police station in an effort to improve the security situation of the area, as well as a mechanised borehole to provide potable drinking water for the people.
The community would further have a modern toilet facility to improve the sanitation condition and imbibe proper hygienic practices into the people.
At Akyem Swedru, which is the capital town of the Akim Swedru Constituency, two mechanised boreholes are to be constructed at different sites in the community, an announcement which was greeted with thunderous applause.
At Akyem Awisa, the hometown of the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, a modern toilet facility is to be constructed for the indigenes to help improve upon sanitation in the area.
A cross-section of residents who spoke to the Eastern File in a random interview, expressed appreciation to the MP and demanded more in order to close the gap between the rural and urban areas.
At the various towns, the chiefs and elders showed enthusiasm over the projects, and pledged to ensure that the indigenes would support them, whilst appealing to the contractor to complete the projects on time.