Daniel Akwasi Nuako, GNA
Bibiani (WN/R), Oct.
18, GNA – The Western North Regional Minister, Mr. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu has
commissioned five projects under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication
programme (IPEP) in the Bibiani Municipality.
All the projects
were funded through the District Development Fund (DDF), under the one
constituency, one million projects policy, through the Ministry of Special
Development Initiatives as well as the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation
include, one CHPS compound at Bethlehem, a three unit-classroom block at Sefwi
Kunkumso, a six unit classroom block, a 10-seater ultra-modern toilet facility
and a Boy’s dormitory at Sefwi Bekwai Senior High School (SEBESS).
At a ceremony to
hand over the keys of the CHPS
compound, Mr Gyedu, who is
also the MP for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwei
said, the health facility was government’s contribution to improve the health needs of the area to ensure that the health
centre and staff are closer to the people to respond quickly to emergency
Minister said it was the vision of government to provide health facilities
closer to every individual to boost access to health care.
This he noted, was
to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG5), which focus on universal
Mr. Gyedu said
government was determined to provide a CHPS Compound to at least one electoral
area within the country to ensure the well-being of the people.
Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal Director of Health, Dr. Francis Takyi, who
received the keys to the facility, advised the residents of Sefwi Bethlehem and
its surroundings to register under the Health insurance scheme and tasked
others to renew their insurance cards to guarantee them access to health care.
Dr. Takyi said, the
facility would also save them from traveling for many hours to access health
care at the Bibiani government hospital.
The chief of Sefwi
Bethlehem, Nana Adu-Yaw II, who presided, commended the MP and the MCE for
their efforts to provide them with the health centre and pledged to ensure
regular maintenance of the facility to preserve it.
Nana Adu pleaded
with government to repair the feeder roads in the area, particularly, from
Nzema Junction to Bethlehem, stressing that, the bad nature of the roads was
hampering the efforts of farmers since they are unable to transport their
produce to the market centres.
He also appealed to
government to provide them with electricity poles and street bulbs, as well as
extending electricity to the CHPS compound and other communities like Sefwikrom
Sefwi- Kunkumso 3 unit-classroom block with a staff common room, offices and
toilet facility, the Regional Minister advised the pupils to learn hard to
enjoy the Free SHS after basic school.
that many of you will become members of Parliament, MCEs, doctors, nurses,
engineers, teachers and bankers in future’’
highlighted on Government’s numerous policies, such as the Free Senior High
School (SHS), School Feeding Programme, Capitation grant, Free School Uniforms,
the New Curriculum for Basic school and infrastructure development to promote
Agyeapong, the Head Master of Kunkumso M/A primary, on behalf of the school
management and the entire community, praised the government and thanked the MP
for fulfilling his promise made during his visit to Kunkumso last year.
Mr. Agyeapong said
the classroom block would help increase enrolment in the school.
At Sefwi Bekwai SHS,
the Minister commissioned a six unit-classroom block, a Boys dormitory and an
ultra-modern 10-seater toilet facility.
Mr. Gyedu urged the
students to take advantage of government’s numerous flagship programmes such as
Free SHS and several others to study hard to qualify for government scholarship
for their tertiary education.
He said more than 89
brilliant students within the Bibiani Municipality had benefited from the
government scholarship programme for the 2019/2020 academic year, which clearly
showed that, the NPP government had lessened the burden of many parents and
guardians, saying that, the monies meant for school fees could be used for other projects.
On his part, Mr.
Alfred Amoah, the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, commended government
for the several projects in the Bibiani Municipality, due to the efforts of the
hard working Member of Parliament.
Madam Gloria Gontor,
Head Mistress of Sefwi Bekwai Senior High School (SEBESS), also commended
government, the MP and the MCE for their collaborative efforts and performance
in their short stay in office and pledged to ensure the regular maintenance of