The Sekyere Kumawu District Chief Executive, Samuel Addai Agyekum, has called on businessmen and indigenes of the area to take interest in investing in affordable housing projects to accommodate workers after all the numerous projects undertaken by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo are completed.
According to him, ongoing projects in the areas of education, health, industrialisation and others will bring a lot of people into the district after completion.
He further mentioned that although government is trying to address the issue of infrastructural deficit across the country, the citizenry must do well to complement the government’s effort.
Speaking at the 3rd ordinary meeting of the Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly, Mr. Addai Agyekum noted: “We are challenged with housing deficit, and as such we struggle to even get accommodation for our staff who are posted into the district”.
“Soon, the Kumawu District Hospital will be completed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and it is estimated that about 700 personnel would be working there. Though the project has made provision for staff accommodation, all cannot be absorbed in there. Lands would be made available for anyone ready to invest in the Affordable housing scheme,” he stated.
He has therefore encouraged all and sundry to take advantage of the situation to invest in housing, assuring that traditional rulers in the area are willing to release lands to support the growth of the district.
The DCE further encouraged residents of the district to exercise patience, and have faith in the Akufo-Addo government that the main road from Effiduase to Kumawu Woraso will receive the needed face-lift.
He said their plight had attracted the attention of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, assuring that, soon, the deplorable nature of roads in the area will be a thing of the past.
The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly had its 3rd ordinary meeting, presided over by the Presiding Member, Mr. Ofori Fareed, on Friday October 28. The meeting discussed various programmes and projects the Assembly had embarked upon and the impact they were having on the people in the district.
Other peculiar issues like health, education, agriculture, tourism, job creation, among others, were at the centre of the 2023 budget and the Annual Action Plan.
The DCE commended the District Police Command for their dedication to duty, and charged residents of the district to support the police to deliver effective service to the people.
He also called on Assembly members to keep on working together as a team, as they had demonstrated, to achieve the established objectives of the district.