The Omanhene of the Seikwa Traditional Area, Nana Kwaku Dwuma Ankoana II, has commended the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government for its commitment to the initiative of extending electricity to 56 communities in the Tain District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Speaking to newsmen at Seikwa recently, Nana Ankoana was hopeful that the initiative would stimulate development at all levels, as the electricity would serve as a bait to investors to enhance job creation in the area.
“I believe this is an initiative that requires the support of all Ghanaians,” he said, stressing that the beneficiary communities should endeavour to make optimum use of the initiative.
The chief was optimistic that the initiative would go a long way to draw quality teachers to Tain schools to raise the dwindling standard of education at all levels.
He commended Mr Asiedu Nketia, the NDC General Secretary, the DCE for Tain, Mr J.S. Tawiah, and the Member of Parliament for Tain, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, for their dominant influence in the ongoing project.
On behalf of the district, Nana Ankoana appealed to the government to consider the poor road network in the district.
He made special reference to the Seikwa-Nsawkaw–Berekum road, which is currently in a deplorable state, adding that the 45km road would open up markets in the area to enhance revenue generation.
He also lauded the Tain District Assembly’s initiative to acquire a grader for the maintenance of feeder roads in the district.
“This is another good initiative for our rural communities. Every year various foodstuffs go waste in the villages due to poor roads,” he said.
Nana Ankoana further urged the government to design various projects that would encourage optimum use of the Degedege Irrigation Dam.
He said that would discourage the youth from embarking on dangerous adventures to Libya across the desert and other areas in search of greener pastures.