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Regional News Sun, 9 Nov 2008

Essaso appeals for social amenities

Essaso (E/R), Nov. 9, GNA - Madam Vida Amoako, Assembly Member for the Essaso Electoral Area, in the West Akim Municipal Assembly of the Eastern Region, on Sunday expressed her concern about the lack of adequate social facilities to help enhance the people's standard of living. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Essaso near Abamkrom, the assembly member regretted that the West Akim District Assembly, now a municipality, had rejected the community in its "equitable distribution" of social amenities. She listed priority projects envisaged to benefit the electoral area as, a health post, electrification, good road network and educational infrastructure.

Madam Amoako was not happy about the poor quality of teaching in the two schools in the area, and attributed the problem to the fact most qualified teachers do not accept postings to the area due to the poor living conditions.

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She therefore, appealed to the West Akim Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, to help assign more trained teachers to the only two schools in the community. She said the schools; a Junior High and a basic School were overpopulated, because they served children from the surrounding villages of Kumikrom, Abamkrom, Budu, Amanfrom, and Boyabo. She said other concerns include the lack of a proper healthcare facility in the community to serve the health needs of the people, adding that, the only clinic in the area was located at Abamkrom and people had to walk several kilometres before receiving treatment.

Source: GNA
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