Tanyigbe-Anyigbe launches development plan

THE chiefs and people of Tanyigbe-Anyigbe in the Ho municipality of the Volta Region have launched a three-year development programme estimated at GH¢600, 000 that will give a facelift to the town and also improve on the standard of living of the people.

The projects earmarked are roadworks aimed at opening up the area, covering the rehabilitation of major streets of the town to check erosion and to give concrete pavement to identified streets.

Access roads will also be constructed to link new settlements. Bridges will be constructed across a stream, to open up the area for the extension of electricity and other amenities.

In addition, the people had planned to install a public address system that would enhance communication in the town, thus relieving ‘gong-gong’ beaters of the physical strains they usually go through when disseminating information.

The address system will also be used to rally citizens for meetings and other events.

Launching the programme, the Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Fafa Akua Adinyira, commended the people for charting the path of self-help development because it was required more than ever since the country had attained the middle level income status and donors had withdrawn grants and aids to the nation.

She pledged the support of the municipal assembly to ensure that their strategies were effectively implemented for the success of the programme.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho-Central, Mr Benjamin Kpodo, said the launch of the programme was a great relief to him, saying that it signified a renewal of communal spirit that had flourished in the area in the past.

He, therefore, commended the people and asked them to accelerate the tempo to enable them to catch up with neighbouring communities, adding that the development projects would certainly change the lifestyle of the people.

Mr Kpodo advised the youth to devote their energies into productive ventures than wasting them on gambling and playing of cards and other frivolous activities that would bring no gain to them and the community.

The chief of the town , Togbe Kwami Akoto V, appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), Department of Feeder Roads, the Tanyigbe Youth Association and benevolent organisations to extend support to enable them to quickly execute the projects.

He said equipment such as bulldozers, road graders, tipper trucks, loaders and technical expertise would be needed, adding that they were prepared to provide fuel for all equipment.

Togbe Akoto disclosed that all families in the town had been levied towards the project and that more than GH¢25,100 had been generated for a kick start.

In an address read on his behalf, the paramount chief of Tanyigbe traditional area, Togbe Kwasi Adiko V, commended the community for a progressive initiative and wholeheartedly endorsed it.

“I urge every community to initiate some development action in the divisions and elsewhere. We can then all be better persons ourselves, for the society and the nation at large,” stressed.

In a message, the Ngoryifia, Major–General Henry Anyidoho (retd), commended the people for rising to the challenges of meeting their development needs.

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