Gold deposits have been discovered in four communities in Nkoranza South District, Mr Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, District Chief Executive, announced at the first ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Nkoranza.
He mentioned Donkro-Nkwanta, Anama, Apeasua and Aniantenten, all
farming settlements as the beneficiary communities.
Mr Agyekum expressed concern about the negative attitude of some
residents in the beneficiary areas towards prospecting for the mineral
and called on Assembly Members to further educate such people about
the immense benefits to the communities involved.
He emphasized that the entire district would record accelerated
development from the prospecting of the gold, as a lot of investors
would arrive to do business in the district.
The DCE called on the beneficiary communities to co-operate with
investors to enable prospecting to take off as soon as practicable.
Mr Agyekum said the Assembly had undertaken a lot of development
projects in the communities, with some completed and others, on-going.
The projects include school blocks, health facilities, water and
sanitation, supply of energy, rehabilitation of feeder roads as well
as accommodation for some Departments of the Assembly.
Mr Agyekum said the main source of funding of the projects was
the Assembly�s Common Fund, but added that, the Ghana Education Trust
Fund (GETfund), Community-Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP),
Water and Sanitation Agency, District Development Fund and HIV/AIDS
fund were also supporting some of the projects.
The Australian High Commission, German Embassy, International
Development Agency (IDA), Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and the Social
Investment Fund (SIF) have also been funding some of the Assembly�s
projects, he noted.
The DCE said plans were afoot for the District Assembly to
purchase a motor grader to rehabilitate feeder roads in the
communities and appealed to the Assembly Members to work to move the
The Assembly, the DCE added, is to construct a hospital at
Nkoranza, to ease the pressure on Saint Theresa�s Catholic hospital,
the only referral centre for more than 15 health facilities in both
Nkoranza South and North districts.
He expressed gratitude to Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV, Omanhene of
Nkoranza, and the Nkoranza Traditional Council for releasing a large
tract of land for the hospital project.
The DCE commended the newly-elected Members of the Assembly, as
well as those re-elected, and wished them well in all their
Mr Paul Opoku-Nsowah, Presiding Member of the Assembly, advised
Members of the Assembly to avoid partisan politics during Assembly
discussions and should rather see themselves as representatives of the
communities and help initiate programmes that would propel the people
to improve their livelihood.
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