Barley five years after being carved out of the Amansie West District in the Ashanti region, the Amansie South District is making strides on infrastructural development.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the district, Mr Clement Opoku Gyamfi, has recently commissioned a twenty-seater lavatory, a mosque and a two unit classroom at Aponanpon, a community located in the district.
In a short ceremony to inaugurate the projects, the DCE reiterated government’s commitment to develop the district for the betterment of all.
He noted that nation building is about the fulfillment of social contract and the Akufo-Addo led administration is poised to serve the people of Amansie South.
He charged the assembly and the community to put the facilities to good use and also adopt a good maintenance culture.
He pointed out that the resources are scarce and other communities in the district are also on the back of government to provide them with similar amenities so there is the need for the Aponapon to community to take good care of the facilities.
Nana Afia Konadu II, the Queen mother of Aponapon on her part, expressed her appreciation to the DCE for the project.
However, she pleaded with the DCE to construct a teachers’ bungalow and market for the community.
She again appealed that the youth of the town should be considered when it comes to job opportunities in the district.
Aside the three projects, the DCE also presented a brand new Nissan Navara to the Revenue Mobilisation Unit of the assembly in the community to enable them to mobilise to support the work of the assembly.
Mr Opoku-Gyamfi also inspected the 25km Kensere Nkwanta-Kumpese Junction road and promised that the road will see a face-lift in some few months.
He admitted that the district has road challenges, but said that the government is working to construct new roads and also improve on old ones and made mention of 62km road that has been awarded for construction.
The DCE noted that developing good roads in the Amansie South district will enable farmers transport their produce to the market easily, which will in turn help them to generate income to cater for themselves, their family and also develop the district.
On security, the DCE observed that security in the district is not the best and that is partly due to the fact that it is a new district.
He, however, indicated that a police station has been constructed at Manso Nkran to serve the communities around it.
He subsequently appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) George Akuffo Dampare to deploy officers to the facility.
Touching on health, the DCE for Amansie South, indicated that the district does not have a hospital yet, but it will soon have one because the government factored the district in its Agenda 111 project.