Nana Kwabena Amponsah, Chief of Bosomtwi, has appealed to the government to upgrade the Damang Health Centre to a polyclinic.

An inside view of the 20 seater ICT Center for the Akropong School for the Blind

He said the population of the area had increased due to the influx of foreigners who are attracted by the mining activities in the area.

He said lives had been lost due to the challenges the health centre was facing and as a matter of urgencythe government should fast track the upgrading of the centre.

Nana Kwabena Amponsah also called on government to take drastic action on the poor road network in the district which was hampering socio-economic activities.

He made this appeal during the inauguration of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Center for the Huni Valley Basic School on Wednesday.

The facility was established by the Goldfields Ghana Foundation to honour the late President John Evans Atta Mills who had his basic education in the school when his father was headmaster from 1946-1949.

Mr. Akwasi Oppong Ofosu, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, assured the traditional rulers and the people of Prestea/ Huni Valley that their District Chief Executive will soon meet the authorities of the Ministry of Roads and Highways to discuss the way forward on the rehabilitation of the poor road network in the district.

Touching on the ICT center, the Minister said aside of the benefits to be derived by teachers and students in the area, the facility was also immortalising the late President.

Mr Alfred Baku,the Executive Vice President of Goldfields Ghana Limited, said the facilitywas named after the late president because of his love for education and excellence.

He said despite the numerous challenges facing the mining industry, Goldfields Ghana Ltd through its foundation had invested over five million dollars in community projects and in the education sector.

Mr Baku said that the investment included provision of infrastructure, scholarships, education materials, teacher training programs and incentive schemes in stakeholder communities.
He said the facility was established at a cost of 134,000 dollars and appealed to the district directorate of education to efficiently manage it.

GNA

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