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ATIWA: Chief calls for district hospital
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The regent of Kwabeng and Dwantoahene of Kyebi nana Kofi adjei twini has called on government to provide the district with a hospital to cater for the health needs of the people.
Nana said the absence of a district hospital is worrying considering the growing population of the people and that authorities must take immediate steps to address it. According to him, the traditional council has already taken the initiative with the provision of 30 acre land towards the establishment of the hospital.
Nana Kofi Adjei who made the call when the Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Victor Smith and his entourage called on him at Kwabeng also expressed displeasure at the state of roads in the area and appealed for government intervention to make them more motorable to the public.
He indicated that, though food stuffs are produced in large quantities in the district, poor road infrastructure hinders effective and swift carting to market centres for sale, adding that the economic benefits that would be derived when the roads are improved are enormous.
He was particularly unhappy about the general under development of the area in spite of all the natural resources including cocoa, timber and gold that are derived from the area.
Mr. Smith on his part said government was aware of the poor nature of the roads and was making efforts at solving them and indicated that but for the negative attitudes of some contractors a number of the roads awarded on contract would have been completed.
He called on the chiefs to exert their authority on their subjects to curb the incidence of illegal mining which was destroying the environment.
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