Nana Addo promises Mansen SHS girls dormitory, bus

August 18, 2021 By 0 Comments

President AkufoAddo has promised to provide a new girls’ dormitory and a school bus for the Mansen Senior High School in the Dormaa East District of Bono region.

Speaking at the Wamfie palace as part of his two-day working visit to Bono region, he said the government was committed to providing quality education.

The promise followed an appeal made by the chief of Wamfie, Barima Ansu Adjei, who stated the provision of the dormitory would encourage the girls in the area to take education seriously.

The chief indicated the stress that the Headmistress of the school endures in getting to the school, citing that she sometimes has to go by pragyia or tricycle, a situation he described as horrifying.

On challenges impeding health care delivery, the chief noted that the hospital in the district lacks certain required equipment and called for immediate presidential intervention.

Barima Ansu Adjei appealed to President Akufo Addo to consider the construction of the Wamfie, Amasu, Wamnafo and Gambia town roads to enhance transportation to step up economic activities. He called for a cassava processing factory in the area to prevent the produce from rotting.

The chief commended the President for a number of projects undertaken in the district, which include educational infrastructure, NHIS office, police station, fire station and lorry station.

He praised the government for the courageous measures adopted and efforts made to combat the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

President Akufo Addo promised to build the Mansen SHS girls dormitory and ensure that a bus is provided for the school and assured the chiefs and people of Wamfie of his commitment to considering and delivering on their requests.

President Akufo Addo also inspected the ongoing upgrading of the 36.50km Wamfie-Adiembra road in the District. The inter-district road project links about ten communities from Dormaa East to Sunyani Municipality and is funded by COCOBOD.

The major communities along the corridor of the road are Wamfie, Praprababida, Adiembra and Nsagobesa. The inhabitants are predominantly farmers with cocoa as their main cash crop.

Speaking to the media, Mr James Oppong, manager of the Department of Feeder Roads, said the first phase of the project, involving 21.20 km, was awarded to Messrs Mellow Ghana Limited on September 4, 2020.He said work on the project commenced on June 30, 2021 and is expected to be completed within 18 months with the contract sum being GHc 25, 313, 834.94.Physical progress on the phase is 7% while clearing and formation is 100% complete.

The second phase of the project, involving 15.30km and awarded to Messrs H. and Batiticha Limited on July 2, 2020, is expected to be completed on January 5, 2022 after its commencement on January 6, 2021 with a contract sum of GHc 21, 317, 501.48.

Mr. Oppong indicated that work done on the second phase was 15% with clearing and formation being 100% completed. However, the completion of culverts and concrete U-drains are 64% and 47% respectively.

The project, when completed will significantly reduce the hassle of farmers conveying their cocoa beans to weighing centers.

It will also reduce travel time and enhance economic activities and most importantly bring down the rate of road carnage.

Mr. Oppong assured President Akufo Addo the project would be completed within the stipulated time.