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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Adjaho lauds Akatsi chiefs for peace in the area

Akatsi, Mar 1, (Mensah) GNA- Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ave-Avenor, on Monday lauded the chiefs and people of the Akatsi District for keeping the peace crucially needed to prosecute the daunting development programmes for the area.
He listed the challenges as poor roads, unimpressive educational performance, health, employment and potable water issues.

Mr Adjaho was addressing a Press-Conference organized by the Akatsi District Assembly on Monday at Akatsi to highlight its activities.

Mr Adjaho, who is also the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament observed that the people could not afford to use precious time in resolving conflicts and therefore charged the chiefs to resist igniting disputes.

“Lessons from other parts of the country should be reminders,” he stated.

Mr Adjaho said government will not fail Ghanaians, adding that the Akatsi District was among 12 others to have District Hospitals and that with funds being sourced from Brazil, the 31 kilometer Akatsi-Ziope road would be constructed.

Mr Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, Akatsi District Chief Executive (DCE) said 14 school projects had since been completed with 14 others at different levels of construction.

He said, with a grader acquired at Ghc 300,000, over 20 feeder roads, totaling 250 kilometers, including Akatsi-Dakpa, Xevi-Metrikasa and Adzikame-Korve were reshaped.

Mr Nortsu-Kotoe said 60 wells would be sunk this year by Life Wells International in addition to 20 already done.

He said 231 communities had been connected to the national electricity grid and about 500 youths engaged in the National Youth Employment Programmes.

Mr Nortsu-Kotoe said the Assembly was putting up staff quarters for the Assembly and that it was also in discussions with the Ghana Police Service for the construction of a modern police station and quarters for the District Police Commander.

He said the Assembly was extending similar support to other state institutions in the district.



02 Mar. 11

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