Some residents of Amadaa, a farming community within the Atwima Mponua District in the Ashanti Region are praising a private miner, E.K Agyemang for heeding to their plea to construct the main road in the town.
The Amadaa town road, the only one linking the community to Nkrumah Nkwanta, another food basket community in the Atwima Mponua area was impassable few months ago.
Farmers and residents had incessantly called on government for help to enable them reconstruct the three kilometer road but the appeal had yielded no positive response even though the District Chief Executive (DCE) is aware of the challenges in the community.
In a passionate appeal by the chiefs and people to the private miner last month, Mr E.K Agyemang decided to employ the services of a road construction firm from Accra to make the road motor-able.
Touring the road last week to inspect construction work on the road, scores of residents expressed delight at the opportunity to have their roads in good shape.
Abena Dapaah told the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper that Amadaa road became totally impassable whenever it rained.
The road, she noted is the only link to most of the towns in the Atwima Mponua District, adding its previous bad shape had made trekking and trading difficult.
Kwaku Baafi, a farmer and opinion leader in the town commended the miner and revealed that EK Agyemang was the one who connected whole town to the national electricity grid, as well as the construction of boreholes and school infrastructure in some of the communities in the town.
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Nana Yaw Owusu Brempong, Administrator at E.K Agyemang Mining Limited said the company was happy to be of service to the Amadaa community.
He noted that the company sees the town folks as well the Chief and people as family and was therefore committed to supporting them anyhow they could.
Mr Brempong, who is also the Personal Assistant to CEO, mentioned plans to spread alluvial rocks on the road to ensure it lasts long.
He appealed to other miners who are doing legal business to be active with their corporate social responsibilities (CSR) as well as ensure they do clean mining on their concessions.
‘’We at E.K Agyemang see development as a shared responsibility and as we mine in the area given to us at Amadaa we are determined to respond to the challenges the people face in this community so that collectively we would be developing the town’’, Mr Brempong noted passionately.
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