The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Kwahu Afram Plains North Assembly in the Eastern Region, Samuel Ohene Kena has assured residents in the area of equitable distribution of the national cake across the district.
In an exclusive interview with Ghananewsonline.com.gh in his office recently, the DCE claimed the assembly has extended its development to all corners of the District.
“We have extended development to all parts of the District and there is no party that can compare its projects to ours as far as Kwahu Afram Plains North is concerned,” he stated.
He said, his three years in office has seen the rehabilitation of most roads, the construction of educational and health facilities, toilets, market, drainages, among other facilities initiated. He said most of these projects have been completed and are in operations while others are at various statges of completion.
“We upon assumption of office in 2017 have not left any community in this District behind, we are working tiredlessly to equally distribute the national cake among the over 576 communities making the Kwahu Afram Plains North District Assembly,” he stated.
Samuel Ohene Kena refuted allegations that he is the worse DCE in the history of the Assembly.
We gathered earlier that the Assembly under the leadership of Samuel Kena has done little to develop the area, but in our interview with him, he called on the public to disregard such allegations as it is the work of the opposition.
“The Assembly has settled all debts acrued by the NDC government which led to the disconnection of the Assembly’s electricity power and water system by the Electricity Company of Ghana and the Water and Sanitation Board (WaterBoard) in 2016 over non payment of bills.
“The Assembly was then forced to operate without light and water making life in the Assembly stressful, especially at a time when these facilities were needed to make work easier. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) came to pay all these bills and also pay for a loan facility owed to the water board.
“We have also completed most of the projects initiated by my predecessors where some of this projects was abandoned for ten solid years, we are on course working to complete the rest of projects intiated by the then NDC government alongside working on new projects we have started,” he explained.
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It is gathered that apart from the central government’s projects in the district which has been scattered across the district, the Assembly in it’s own little way has initiated some twenty-nine projects which includes classroom blocks, market space, health facilities, and other infrastructure projects including the renovations of the presidential lodge, the Assembly’s finance blocks, fencing and paving yard of the Donkorkrom community center, furnishing the District Assembly guest house, installation of street lights, construction of an ultramodern slaughter house, 500 metre U-Drain as well as 4-No borehole with hand pumps.
He urged the supports of the community insisting the NPP is the only political party which has Afram Plains at heart, “let’s support President Nana Akufo-Addo to transform the country as we all wish to see Ghana by giving the NPP government for more years to do more for the Ghanaian People.
By William Dei-Gyau