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Regional News Sun, 22 Feb 2004

Chief of Achiase appeals for support for electrification project

Achiase (Ash), Feb 22, GNA - Nana Kwame Bi, Chief of Achiase in the Atwima District, has commended the government and Japan for providing Nyinahin and 23 communities with electricity. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at Achiase on Saturday, he appealed to the government to release the surplus electricity poles and cables for the Nyinahin project to communities in the area, which did not benefit. He said the remaining poles and cables could serve about 10 communities to enable them have electricity.

The Chief cautioned communities in the area against setting bush fires, which could destroy the wooden poles, forests and farms. Nana Kwame Bi also appealed to the government to rehabilitate the Nyinahin Junction-Achiase road to facilitate the evacuation of foodstuffs to the marketing centres.

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He called on his people to register in their numbers when the voters' registration exercise opens next March to enable them to vote in this year's elections.

Source: GNA
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