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"Poor Roads Hampering Agriculture Development" - DCE

2007-06-25 22:14:18
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Mr Thomas Donkor Okaja, Nanumba South District Chief Executive (DCE), is displeased with the poor road network in the District, which had resulted in the District’s slow pace of development.

He said the District was the hub of yam production in the Northern Region, but due to the poor road infrastructure farmers in the area found it difficult to convey their produce to Bimbilla and other nearby market centres for sale.

The DCE also called for attention in the distribution of good drinking water to the people of district as other districts in the north, to prevent any possible outbreak of water related diseases and to enhance the living standards of the people.

Mr Okaja told the GNA in an interview, that the district had investment potentials such that if the roads were accessible investors would focus on yam, cassava, soybeans, cashew and other crop production for both domestic use and for export to boost the country’s economy.

The DCE appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Department of Feeder Roads to consider working on the roads in the area to promote the development of the area.

He did not relent in appreciating government efforts towards development, mentioning the Wulensi Police Station charge office and other important facilities such as the Assembly Hall Complex and bungalows for the DCE and the District Coordinating Director, which had been constructed.


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