Lawrence Kumah, Bodi
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Sefwi Bodi in the Western Region, Ignacious Kwasi Amankwa, has waded into the cry of Chiefs and people of the district by making a passionate appeal to the central government, particularly the roads and highways ministry to pay attention to the deplorable nature of road network in the area.
The entire district, can boast of not more than ten percent of tard roads as some part of the remaining ninety percent are unmotorable after contractors working on some of the stretch, have abandoned the site due to lack of funds.
The DCE, who was speaking to journalist in an interview at Bodi the District capital stated that the assembly through its meager resources was had to engage on constant reshaping of some of the major roads in order to ensure that some communities are not cut off completely whenever there is a heavy downpour. This he said is draining the coffers of the assembly since money for such project could be channel into some other development initiatives if the roads were fixed.
One other major challenge confronting the district which needs immediate intervention according to the DCE has to do with lack of a befitting health facility.
The situation has compelled people within the district to travel several kilometers to seek health care delivery in other district since the only major health facility in the district is CHPS compound.
Mr Amankwa said a CHPs compound which was built by the previous NDC administrators is now serving as the District Health directorate since there was no office accommodation for the directorate. He therefore called on government as a matter of urgency to put up either a polyclinic or hospital for the thousands of people within the district and its catchment areas.
The DCE among other things appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GetFund) to construct dormitory blocks for the Bodi Senior High School in order to help attract more students into the school.