Bono Minister receives petition from the Odumaseman demonstrators

The Odumaseman for Development in the Sunyani West Municipality and the Association of Odumaseman in the Diaspora has presented a petition to Madam Justina Owusu–Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister, after a peaceful demonstration.

The demonstration was to protest against the delay in constructing the dual carriage road with drains and lighting system on the main Odumase to Sunyani road.

The petition read by the chairman of the two Associations, Mr. Mark Kwasi Amoah, stated that the Odumase town lack of tarred roads had affected the movement of people, particularly pregnant women in labour and other sick people to the Kwatire Polyclinic for medical care.

He stressed that the situation affects movement of goods and farm products to town.

He said about five roads in the Odumase town, including the J.H. Mensah Road and Agyei Darko Road had been abandoned and, therefore, pleaded with all development partners in the area and at the national level to help in the construction and tarring of the roads.

The agenda 111 hospital project, which brought hope and joy to the people of Odumase had come to a halt, he said, adding that information circulating indicated that the staff of the project were not receiving their weekly wages and this was affecting their livelihood and the progress of the project.

Mr. Amoah added that the people were also concerned about the free range of cattle in the area which makes the local farmers to lose their crops and other property.

The leader again pleaded with the government to establish a tertiary institution in the area to enhance the personal development and career opportunities of the youth in the area, adding that the chiefs were ready to release land for the construction of the institution to create an avenue for employment.

The Bono Regional Minister, receiving the petition, thanked the people for coming out with their concerns in a peaceful manner and promised that their concerns would be forwarded to the president of the country for quick interventions.


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