Seth Kwame Acheampong
THE EASTERN Region, so far, has benefitted immensely from the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Year-of-Roads Agenda.
Seth Kwame Acheampong, Eastern Regional Minister, who disclosed this at a press briefing yesterday in Accra, said his region has a total road network of 7,147 kilometres, with 1,487 kilometres completed and 5,404 kilometres awarded for construction.
According to the minister, the massive asphaltic overlays, rehabilitation and partial reconstruction works ongoing in his region demonstrates government’s commitment to improving the road network in the region.
He said this significant upgrade in road infrastructure under the current administration exceeds the kilometres of road constructed in the region under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
This, he said, includes the Mangoase to Kukua to Akorabo to Amanhyia roads, Kwahu Tafo to Ankoma to Miaso roads, Nkatekwan Junction to Obuotumpan roads, Nkawkaw to Domeabra to Buaben road, Suhum to Nankese road, Ayirebi to Asabidia road, Akropong to Larbikrom road among several other road projects.
Touching on education, the Regional Minister noted that the region has been at the receiving end of significant investment in education by government. He said the region has witnessed tremendous improvement in educational infrastructure.
This, he said, include the state-of-the-art STEM school at Abomosu (Atiwa West), the TVET centre at Akyem Anyinam, the vocational institute at Kitase-Akuapem, Phase I of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, two storey and a 12-unit classroom block at Abuakwa State College in Kyebi, a 12-unit classroom block at Manya Krobo SHS, two-storey boys’ dormitory block for Akroso SHS, a 15-unit classroom block at Okuapeman SHS, a 14-unit classroom block at Bepong SHS among others.
In the area of health, the minister said in line with government’s vision to create and expand access to health service and enhance the quality of health service delivery in the region, various development projects in the health sector in the region were commenced and are progressing steadily with some being completed and others still under construction.
That, he mentioned, include the renovation of the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Completion of the Aburi Hospital, construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital, the completion of the Somanya District Hospital, modernisation of the Kibi District Hospital, and the construction of the 40-bed Maternity Hospital at Enyiresi, among others.