The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano South, Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, has expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Techimantia for the construction of their road.
The Lawmaking House has given approval to two commercial agreements between the government of Ghana represented by Ministry of Roads and Highways (MORH) and Gabriel Couto-Rango construction for an amount of 50 million Euros for the construction of the Bechem – Techimantia-Akomandan and Tarkwa – Agona Nkwanta road projects.
These two projects were respectively presented on the floor of Parliament by the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako -Atta.
Speaking on the floor of the Parliament, the Deputy Ahafo Regional Minister who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano South recounted his experience in relation to the poor nature of the Bechem-Techimantia-Akumadan road.
He mentioned an encounter he had had with one pastor who said until he sees actual construction and asphalting of the road, he would never believe that the road would be constructed as that has always been the state of the roads since 1962.
“The people of Techimantia are almost all the time crying over this road: last time I went to a particular church (Truth Faith Church) and I met a man who happens to be one of the pastors at church, told me that , since 1962, when he came from school his father told him that Techimantia-Akumadan road had been awarded to contractors and it was in the papers, but has not been done till date” the MP recounted.
Hon. Yeboah Sekyere expressed his views on several attempts he has to make to assure the people of Techimantia of the realization of their long cherished dream of seeing the road constructed.
“From that time up to this moment, I was continuously to tell him that the road will be constructed and he told me until he sees asphalt on the road, he will never believe it”
Hon. Yeboah Sekyere used the occasion to dispel the negative impression people have about Techimantia being a village.
According to him ( Hon. Yeboah Sekyere ) ” if you happen to find yourself on that stretch of road to Techimantia, you would presume that its a village; though it’s a very big town.
He attributed this to the deplorable state of the road”.
“One will never anticipate until he/she gets to Techimantia township where the people are hence was interested upon hearing the news that President has given accent to this road and for that matter Parliament is also going to debate on it and accept it”.
He therefore praised the former Member of Parliament for the pivotal role he played in ensuring that this feat is achieved.
“My former MP Hon. Andrews Agyei Yeboah almost all the time would call me to find out where we have reached and I have been going to the Leadership almost all the time for which am grateful for this opportunity” the MP acknowledged.
“I know that the people of Techimantia will also be grateful to Government’s declaring 2020 as ‘year of roads’ ” Hon. Yeboah Sekyere said.
“I express my gratitude to Speaker of Parliament and the Leadership for assisting me in my efforts to secure the contract for the construction of the road”.
Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Delali Gavor/ Parliament