The residents of Abosu, a suburb of Offinso in the Ashanti Region would soon benefit from a new bridge linking that community to the greater Offinso township thanks to the philanthropic efforts of James Kofi Boamah.
Drains are also been constructed on the almost 2-kilometer road that stretches from Kokote through Abosu and links up with the Kumasi-Techiman highway that passes through Offinso.
‘As a young man living my life in the community I was born in I feel it is my obligation to give back and also serve my own people with what God almighty has blessed me with’ he said.
Mr. Boamah, a timber merchant and managing director of Jasboa Ventures told this reporter in an interview that the total cost of the project has gone passed the Gh¢ 80,000 mark and the cost may go far beyond what has been scheduled due to the increase in prices of construction materials.
The philanthropist is however unperturbed and he has vowed to execute the construction of the bridge and drains to their fullest completion to ease the burden of motorist and pedestrians who ply that road.
According to him the Offinso Municipal Assembly has not contributed financially to the ongoing project although officials of the Assembly have visited to congratulate him and they have also encouraged him for the good works he has embarked upon.
He said corporate social responsibility and the love he has for his community combined to motivate him to single handedly finance the almost a multi-million cedi project.
Mr. Boamah, who is also into the importation of electronic appliances encouraged other individuals to also embark on philanthropy to help their communities and not wait on only the government and corporate organizations to bring development.
‘We as individuals can help government to develop our communities. We must not always wait for help from somewhere’ the MD for Jasboa said.
Although a Christian, he recently displayed a rare feeling of religious tolerance and co-existence when he financed the tiling of a local mosque in Abosu to make worship convenient to the Muslims in that community.
‘Christians and Muslims in Ghana are like brothers and sisters from the same womb and this makes it obligatory for all of us to live together as one’ Mr. Boamah said.
He promised not to rest on his oars and would rather continue to give out to his community in order to make life better for the less fortunate.
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