Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament(MP) for Okere, has donated 200 bags of cement worth GHc 5,000.00 to support the Apirede community initiated drainage system .
Presenting the cements to the community, Mr Botwe said the assistance was in response to an appeal the chief of the town, Nana Saforo Okoampa III made to him at a durbar in January this year.
Mr Botwe, commended the chiefs and people of Apirede for taking upon themselves to initiate development projects to uplift the image of the community over the years.
He said such attitude by the people had contributed to massive development in the community in the areas of education among others.
Mr Botwe therefore urged other communities to emulate such a spirit to bring development to their people rather than waiting for the government to provide their needs.
Receiving the cements on behalf of the community, Nana Saforo Okoampa said the community was suffering from devastation caused by erosion due to poor drainage system of the town.
He said the situation had left many houses collapsing in the low-lying areas of the town leaving inhabitants in an uncomfortable situation.
Nana Okoampa said, running water cuts through homes anytime it rains, leaving foundation of houses almost hanging mid-air.
He said the community initiated a project five years ago to improve the drainage system, but works stalled for lack of funds until recently when they decided to continue the project.
Nana Okoampa thanked the MP for using his meager resources to assist his constituents and said the items would motivate them to work harder to complete the project.