BASAKE, Ghana – The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has initiated steps for the construction of a bridge over the River Fia to link the Northern part of Basake popularly called Mayeli-Aloma near Aiyinasi.
The project estimated at a cost of GHc30,000 is being sponsored by the Office of the Member of Parliament, with communal support from the farmers.
The bridge, when completed, would afford the 380 settler farmers at Mayeli-Aloma who cultivate cash and arable crops such as cocoa, rubber, coconut, cassava, plantain and other vegetables, the opportunity to transport their goods to the market centres.
Addressing the farmers during a visit to their farmlands, Mr Buah asked the government to put the feeder road linking Basake and Mayeli-Aloma, a farming community, in decent shape.
The MP said construction of that feeder road was critical as children could not go to school at Basake and a chunk of their farm produce could not get to the market centres as commuters could not move back and forth due to the deplorable state of the road.
Mr Kofi Buah asked parents in the farming community to start a Pre-School in the village to enrol their children in school and solicit government intervention.
He said the NDC government had a record of accomplishment of bringing development to the District and that he would continue to fight for more development for the area.
Mr Kofi-Buah said the NDC Minority was fighting in Parliament due to hardships in the country and the need to bring development to the doorsteps of the people.
Mr Sabutey Agbey who spoke on behalf of the farmers expressed gratitude to the MP for initiating the project to ease the burden of settler farmers.
He appealed to the District Assembly and the Minister for Roads and Highways to fix their road and make it motorable.