The Kyebi youth for development (KYD) has descended heavily on the Okyeman youth for association ( OYA) for claiming that the five town water project in Kyebi commissioned by president Mahama was initiated during the reign of the NPP government.
The five town water project supplies portable water to Anyinam, Osenase, Apedwa, Anyinam and Kwabeng in the Eastern region
The Okyeman Youth Association in a statement lashed out at the president, accusing him of employing propaganda during the state of the nations ( SONA) address.
They argued the president cannot claime credit for providing the people of Kyebi with portable drinking water.
OYA claimed the NPP government sought funding from the Australian government for the project and was completed by John Evans Atta-Mills' led NDC government.
But a counter claim by the Kyebi youth for development, a rival group noted that OYA got its fact all wrong.
A statement jointly signed by Samuel Nana Asare, president and Naomi Appiah - Korang noted that Parliament December 21, 2011 approved three financial agreements for social interventions and infrastructural upgrade in the Eastern Region.
According to KYD on that same day, Parliament of Ghana approved a credit facility agreement between Government of Ghana and Unicredit Bank, Austria AG for an amount of 7.9 million Euros for the rehabilitation and expansion of the Kyebi water project.
The statement therefore finds it scandalous and inappropriate for OYA to attempt to score cheap political points.
Below is the full statement by the Kyebi Youth for Development (KYD).
Kyebi Youth for Development (KYD) reacts to Okyeman Youth Association’s reckless Public Release against the God sent President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama.
We, the executives and members of Kyebi Youth for Development (KYD) find it unfortunate for some Youth in Kyebi to be so blindfolded by petty politics and deliberately refusing to see the good work of President John Dramani Mahama to the people of Kyebi.
We, the Kyebi Youth for Development want to set the records straight on their reckless Public Release. They made mention of the Kyebi Water Project meant to serve Kyebi, Apedwa, Anyinam , Osenase and Kwabeng initiated by Kuffour -led NPP Government. This clearly shows how myopic minded they are. They just want to be hyped with this untoward statements against his Excellency in order to be seen because in Nana Personal Property (NPP), if you do this kind of thing, they see you as a hero, but to the discerning people of Kyebi and the entire country, you are seen as a “wanker”, so we feel sad for D.M Ofori -Atta. ATTENTION-SEEKING DESPERADO.
On 21st December 2011, Parliament of Ghana approved three financial agreements for social interventions and infrastructural upgrade in the Eastern Region. These included approval of supplementary mixed credit agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Bank of Hapoalim of Israel for an amount of 113.5 million dollars for the implementation of the rehabilitation and expansion of the Kumawu, konongo and the Kwahu Ridge water project. On that same day, Parliament of Ghana approved a credit facility agreement between Government of Ghana and Unicredit Bank, Austria AG for an amount of 7.9 million Euros for the rehabilitation and expansion of water project to supply water to Anyinam, Apedwa, Kwabeng, Osenase and Kibi as well as a loan agreement between Government of Ghana and Unicredit Bank, Austria AG for an amount of 12.9 million Euros to finance Adomi Bridge.
Under his leadership as a Vice President and President of Ghana, Kyebi has seen massive visible infrastructure projects that will propel the development of the people of Kyebi. We should put on record that the major visible infrastructure projects we have in Kyebi such as the Ultra-Modern Water Project, Ambulance Service Station, Fire Service Station, Ghana Education Service Office Complex to administer quality Education in the Municipality.
One can also see the developments in terms of Dormitory blocks, renovation of science laboratory and six unit classroom block in a way to increase access to quality education at Abuakwa State College, Kyebi.
Again, Construction of Dormitories, Dining Hall, classroom block and Assembly Hall at Akyem Asafo Senior High.
Also, construction of Dormitories and classroom block for Kibi Secondary and Technical Senior High (KISTS). Construction of Administration block, Science Laboratory, Tutors’ Flat and the construction of the Campus roads for Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Kyebi.
Furthermore, construction of kyebi township roads, construction of four unit classroom block, Kyebi Zongo, construction of six unit classroom block for the school of the deaf, Kyebi , construction of two storey building, girls dormitory for the school of the deaf. Talking about developmental projects in Kyebi, no government can be compared to NDC government.
Again, they made another reckless statement that, the NDC government decided to the utter disbelief of the people of Akyem Abuakwa and the Eastern Region to divert funds and the entire project to another region. All this statements are falsehood, just to discredit His Excellency’s achievement under his leadership as a Vice President and President of Ghana. Kyebi and the entire Eastern Region have seen massive developmental projects which are all evidence-based, so how can, these reckless statements by DM Ofori Atta be true. I urge D.M Ofori - Atta to come again in maturity than this, infantile reckless statements against the President.
We, the youth of kyebi are interested in the development projects such as this and call on the youth in Akyem Abuakwa and its environs to rally strongly behind President Mahama to propitiate more developments. With regards to all these developmental projects in Kyebi and its environs, Kyebi Youth for Development (KYD) holds the position that, the developmental condition of Okyeman and the Eastern Region portrayed in the SONA is a reality.
It is misnomer to placed partisan Political Value on the SONA made by his Excellency the President about the Kyebi Water Project.
We welcome his benevolent to the people of Kyebi and Akyem Abuakwa and see his gesture as a clarion call on the youth and people of Kyebi to wake up to reality and support initiatives that will develop our community.
Kyebi Youth for development
Kyebi Youth for Development