Agona Swedru- Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, MP for Agona West and Minister designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection has commissioned durbar ground for Swedru Ankyease community.
The Ankyease durbar ground, which was commissioned by the Minister Designate jointly with Ogidigram Okrupi Okokobioko Aseidu Kobena Botwe II, Swedruhene, was among nine similar projects being constructed in the various part of the constituency.
The project, with same architectural designs were estimated to cost several hundreds of thousands of Ghana Cedis and being financed by the MP from her own resources and not from her share of MP’s Common Fund.
Addressing the durbar of Chiefs and People of Agona Swedru Ankyease. Mrs Morrison said the construction of the durbar ground was to honour the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Ogidgram Okrupi Okokobioko Aseidu Botwe’s ascension to the stool, this year.
She said similar durbar grounds being constructed have reached various stages of completion and they would soon be commissioned and handed over to the chiefs and the people for use.
The Minister designate for Gender said the teachers would be engaged from her own resources to teach children in the evening to prevent them from loitering around.
She appealed to the Chief of Swedru to impress upon the parents to release their children to attend the evening classes since education was the key to poverty reduction.
The Minister Designate for Gender said some selected youth would be deplored to register the aged with health conditions and could afford medical care as well as those who have been neglected their families.
She said the registration of aged would begin from Agona Swedru Ankyease and would be later replicated to other communities.
She assured Swedruhene and the people Ankyease that the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, would be listed to cover more vulnerable, especially the aged since Akyease was excluded from the programme last year by Agona West Municipality.
Ogidigram Aseidu Botwe II, Swedruhene expressed deepest appreciation to the MP for her to construct the durbar ground in the Community, adding that the construction of facility would reduce hiring of canopies during durbars and other functions.
The Swedruhene lamented about the ethnicity comments made against certain personalities who hold high positions in the Agona West, especially Agona Swedru.
He said it is time for people who claim they are indigenes of Agona Swedru to stop such comments which do not bring any development but confusion.
The Swedruhene assured the President Akufo-Addo that Chiefs and the people of Agona West would continue to rally behind the government to help create more jobs and wealth for the unemployed youth in the Constituency.
Source: Ghana News Agency