THE chief of Duadaso Number Two in the Jaman North District in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Kwaku Ababio, has appealed to the government to help complete the Duadaso electrification project started about eight years ago.
Making the appeal at Duadaso Number Two, Nana Ababio called on the government to ensure that towns in the area which are to be connected to the national grid this year, which included Number One, Duadaso Number Two and Kokoa were quickly attended to since the project was left with only the laying of cables and erection of some poles for its completion.
He stressed that the provision of power in the town would also minimise the drifting of the youth from the area to the urban centres in search of non-existent jobs.
According to him, the electrification project would also reduce the number of youth on the streets, adding that it would encourage them to remain in the area to continue their farming activities.
Nana Ababio called on the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensan, who is also the Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, to team up with the District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Hajia Amina Amadu, to ensure the early completion of the project this year.
Commenting on the road network of Sampa-Duadaso, the chief also appealed to the government to tar it once and for all instead of rehabilitating it every year at a huge cost.
He suggested that if the tarring of Drobo-Sampa trunk road could be extended to Duadaso Number Two and its surrounding areas, it would alleviate the suffering of the drivers and people plying the road.
On the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nana Ababio said it was a laudable policy and should, therefore, not be politicised since it had nothing to do with politics.
He stated that the development of every nation largely depended on the good health of the people, and therefore, urged the men to register their wives and children to enable them to benefit from the scheme.
Nana Ababio called for unity and urged all factions involved in the numerous chieftaincy disputes across the length and breath of the country to use dialogue to amicably resolve their differences instead of using violent means.
The Akyeamehene of Duadaso Number Two, Nana Kojo Kontor advised the people in the area to let the education of their children be their topmost priority.
He urged them to use the monies they spent on expensive funeral activities and clothing on the education of their children.