Bakanta(W/R), Jan 17 ,GNA – As part of the Bakanta Community Development Fund(BCDF), residents of old and new Bakanta have organized a Fund-raising durbar in aid of the Bakanta to Sanzule road rehabilitation and street lighting projects.
The annual Fund-raising activity, ,formed part of the Bakanta Yuletide Fund Raising event to spearhead the rapid socio-economic development of the communities.
It was organized by the Bakanta Concerned Youth Association (BCYA) with sponsorship from Mr.Thomas C.K.Vaah and wife, Mrs.Elizabeth Allua Vaah, both residents of the communities.
An amount of GHc11, 000.00 was raised for the Old Bakanta-Sanzule road project and GHc3, 500 was realized for repair works on broken street lights at New Bakanta.
Speaking at a Thanksgiving service at the Bakanta market square, the Assembly Member for the area, Mr.Mac Donald Kwofie bemoaned the lack of access roads to the town, resulting in several deaths as sick people were carried on shoulders to health facilities.
He said the situation also led to high food prices and discouraged investments in the area.
Mr.Mac Donald appealed to the District Assembly to come to the aid of the town.
Chairman of the Concerned Youth, Mr.Akainam also bemoaned that the Bakanta Pleasure beach which was established some time in the past was not patronized by tourists and visitors due to the poor road network.
He said the Bakanta Youth Association would ensure the revival of the beach as a tourist site and congratulated the contributions of Mr.and Mrs. Vaah for spearheading the grading of the road from Bakanta to Aakonu(Old Bakanta) as well as their solid contributions for the Fund-raising.
Mr.Vaah thanked the Chief, Queenmother, elders and youth of the communities for the communal and team spirit for development adding that his father was a philanthropist and warm-hearted person who supported members in the community to grow up into responsible adulthood and he would continue that humanitarian gesture to fast-rack development of the town.
He thanked the Chief, Nana Aka Nwonza III, elders and inhabitants in the community for their kind support to them as children growing up in the area.
Mrs.Allua Vaah advised parents to send their children to school and take keen interest in their education adding that parents owed it a duty to be instrumental in the education of their children to speak up for the environment.
She announced that she had written a book entitled,”Maame(Mother) which explores the setting of the town and what mothers go through from marriage to children which underpin the need to celebrate mothers.
Mrs Allua Vaah was not happy that major river bodies such as Ankobra and Pra had been destroyed with galamsey activities and appealed to the communities to preserve the river Amanzule and Fia which continued to be in their natural state.
Mr.and Mrs.Vaah also donated five desktop computers and one Laser printer for an ICT laboratory of the Bakanta Roman Catholic Primary school, their alma mater.
Bakanta is a town in the Ellembelle District situated between the Amanzule River and the Gulf of Guinea.
Source: Ghana News Agency
Actor turned preacher, Majid Michel has disclosed how kissing scenes in movies are not fake.He says they are real and heavenly.Speaking in an interview on Kantanka TV sharing how his movie, ‘Emerald’ saw him going all emotional when he shot a love scen…
Seven years after parting ways with a media conglomerate, Multimedia Ghana Limited, ace broadcaster Blakk Rasta says he was betrayed by the company during his case in parliament.He said even though the company constantly gave him assurances and morale …
Accra, May 19, GNA – The Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) has donated GHS35,474.40 to the East Kwabenya Residents’ Association (EKRA) to support the construction of the East Kwabenya Police Post.The donation forms part of the Assembly’s effort to addr…
Accra, May 19, GNA—Some University students have lauded the Police Administration for its relentless efforts to deepen relations with citizens.The students have therefore urged the Police not to hold back on the initiative, but to make it a culture to …
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has set up a three-member Committee to be chaired by the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Benito Owusu-Bio to find lasting solution to the Bulgarian Embassy land case as recommended by the Sol…
Accra, May 19, GNA – The city of Accra has been selected as a recipient of the Global Cities Fund (GCF) for Migrants and Refugees to help respond to the unmet needs of migrants, refugees, and internal displaced people (IDP).The initiative was launched …