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National Dev't Prez Mahama Announces Cocoa Road Rehabilitation Project

He made the announcement at a grand durbar to climax the Dormaa Kwafie Festival and the 15th joint anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu the second, and Odeneho Akosua Fima Dwabeng the Second

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President John Dramani Mahama says roads leading to cocoa growing areas will be well be re constructed by 450-million-dollar package.

He made the announcement at a grand durbar to climax the Dormaa Kwafie Festival and the 15th joint anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu the second, and Odeneho Akosua Fima Dwabeng the Second, as Paramount Chief and Queen respectively of the Dormaa Traditional Area.

The amount will be released in three installments of 150 million dollars yearly and would be used to finance rehabilitation of selected roads in the Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Brong-Ahafo Regions including the five-kilometre Dormaa-Ahenkro township roads, would be upgraded, under the Cocoa Roads Rehabilitation Project being funded through the Ghana COCOBOD He said.

The well attended event attracted politicians, traditional leaders, the media and the native of the land with the theme: “Anniversary of Peace, Development and Distinguished Leadership,” Through the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF), Poultry farmers would be assisted financially to grow their businesses, adding that government would also meet the Minister of Food and Agriculture to consider the building of a befitting Municipal Veterinary Office with required machines and equipment to enhance Veterinary Service the president added.

Touching on the health sector in the community, he commended Mr. Godwin Asubonteng, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for his hard work, and cited particularly, the construction of a 40-bed ward at the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital and also the building of a 100-bed hostel facility at the Dormaa Midwifery Training School by the Municipal Assembly. Earlier in an address, Osagyefo Agyemang Badu urged Ghanaians of diverse capabilities to rally behind the government for effective implementation of its policies towards the realization of national development objectives.

On challenges facing the township, Osagyefo Agyemang Badu expressed worry about high interest rates being charged by the Banks and other financial institutions in the country, and therefore appealed to President Mahama to intervene for relatively lower but reasonable interest rates for the benefit of farmers and small-scale business enterprises.

The event which was presided by Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw the Fourth, Paramount Chief of Techiman, commended Nana Agyemang Badu for his achievements in the past 15 years, noting that his sterling and exemplary leadership had brought about tremendous developments in the Dormaa Traditional Area.

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