The Minister of State at the Presidency and Member of Parliament for the Amenfi – East Constituency, Akwesi Opong –Fosu has, toured three communities in his constituency in the Amenfi- East District of the Western Region.
The communities are Old Aboye, New Aboye and Adonnoi.
The visit was to acquaint himself with the problems facing the communities, especially Old Aboye which has been cut off from the other communities due to the flooding of River Mansi, thus preventing school children from attending school.
Briefing the minister, the chief of Old Aboye ,Nana Bedu Afriyie said for many years because of lack of a bridge, vehicles could not ply the town.
He said the people were mostly cocoa farmers and appealed to the MP to help them to construct a bridge over the river to enable them to transport their produce to the marketing centres.
He said the community had no electricity and water ,and the only source of drinking water had been polluted by galamsay operators in the area.
Mr. Opong-Fosu in his response, said he would contact the appropriate ministry to help construct a bridge on the river .
The minister said Old Aboye was among 70 communities to benefit from electrification and 30 mechanised bore holes, but due to the lack of access road to the town, the water and the electricity project had delayed.
At New Aboye, the MP inspected a six-unit classroom GETFUND project under construction, and also promised 100 bags of cement for their self help school project.
The MP also inspected an on-going mechanised bore hole project at Adonnoi which is among the 30 mechanised bore hole projects being undertaken by the MP at a cost of 600,000 Ghana Cedis.
The Chief of Adonnoi, Nana Kwabena Hemeng, was grateful to the MP and the government for the water project.