Mr Eric Tetteh, Yilo Krobo Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has announced that three major roads connecting over five farming communities to the Nkurakan Market in the municipality would be constructed this year.
They are the Akpo-Akpamu, Huhunya to Samlesi and Sikaben to Ahenkwa Roads, and these have been presented to the Eastern Regional Feeder Roads Department.
He made this known at a public hearing and interface meeting on district development plans and budgets organized by the Hunger Project Ghana at Akpo in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.
The public hearing is part of a project by the Hunger Project to strengthen sub-district institutions for community-led public services in Ghana funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The MCE observed that a downpour destroyed the already deplorable Akorwu- Bana Road and prevented residents from conveying their farm produce to the Nkurakan market, a major market near Koforidua.
Mr Mohammed Musah, the Planning Officer for the assembly mentioned land litigation as one of the key factors hampering development projects.
According to him, out of 76 planned projects for 2021, only 54 percent were completed, and the remaining had been rolled over to this year and assured that their concerns would be addressed.
Mr Bless Langmatey, Assemblyman for Akpamu appealed to the assembly to provide the community with at least two mechanized boreholes to ease their plight during the dry season.
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger which aims to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.