The Asokwa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah Sunday afternoon joined the Ahinsan-estate assembly member, Nana Yaw Wiredu and some Ministers of the gospel to commission a wooden bridge at the boundary between Ahinsan and the Anloga town.
Residents at the area had for the past 8months struggled to commute between the two communities.
The bridge that linked both communities had been washed away by floods that came from the Susan river almost a year go.
Speaking at a colourful ceremony at the site of the new bridge, Hon Akwannuasa noted that the construction of the bridge was timely and asked that all is expended to keep it in good shape at all times.
He urged religious leaders to spend at least five minutes every Sunday to educate their congregation to desist from putting refuse in water bodies as well as indiscriminate littering of the environment.
”I am happy to see the committee in charge of the bridge work hand in hand with the Assembly member and Religious leaders at this place to ensure we put up such a good engineered facility for the people of this community and I pray that we collectively work to ensure that the bridge is kept in good shape at all times”, the MCE noted.
On his part, Nana Yaw Wiredu expressed appreciation to all who contributed in diverse ways to get the bridge on site.
He noted that the construction of the bridge was urgent since the place served as a link route for people at Ahinsan and Anloga community which is within the Oforikrom Municipality.
He tasked both assemblies to collaborate to ensure the place apart from the bridge is connected together with a better road over the Susan river.
Nana Yaw used the occasion to announce his intention to discontinue working as an assembly man when he wins another term by which time he hopes all roads in the Ahinsan Estate would have been constructed.
”I am very sure that by four years time all roads in my community would have been completed including the link roads and then i will retire in peace and continue another life for myself in the development of the Asokwa Municipality”, the assembly man stressed.
Speaking on behalf of the churches in the community, Reverend Johnson Asiedu, District Pastor of the Church of Pentecost expressed profuse appreciation to the working committee of Ahinsan-estate.
He noted that the construction of the bridge would open up the communities that are saturated along the Susan river.
Rev Asiedu commended the Assembly man for Ahinsan Estate for his industry and sense of commitment to the welfare of the people in the two communities.
He also praised the Episcopal Church, Kingdom Seekers Assembly, The Holy Spirit Church and others for the efforts they put up to ensure the construction of the bridge for residents of the area.
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