By Raymond Quarchie
Chief of Abehenease, a suburb of Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality, Nii Abehenease Kotey Susubribi I, has said that he and his people have earmarked some good-sized acres of land ready to be handed to the government towards its vision of developing deprived communities in the country.
He said at a press conference held at the Abehenease traditional palace to register the plights of his community to the government.
Addressing journalists, Nii Kotey Susubribi I indicated that he was ever ready to receive His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Education Minister, Hon.Mathew Opoku Prempeh, any day in his community, and that he has reserved large parcels of land in for various developmental projects in his community.
Nii Abehenease noted that the lands could best be developed by the government for educational and health projects that would be of immense benefit to the entire nation.
“Abehenease is inhabited by persons from the different regions of the country. We have all kinds of people from the various tribes in the country living here. The place is not made up of only Gas, so I believe when some of these developmental projects are directed here, Ghana is the one that would benefit”, he said.
He, more so, prayed government to come to the aid of the people of Abehenease as urgent as possible with these developmental projects as the entire community lacked basic and senior high school, good drinking water and a health facility which are very vital and needful in the lives of a people.
He said “It is very sad that we do not have a single school in our community. Our children have to walk miles to attend school at neighboring communities like Achiaman. I am very worried about this situation and I do not want to be chasing people who will end up promising and failing you for help. That is the reason I am falling on the government to come to our aid to build at least a basic and technical school here so that we can get our children trained for the future of the nation”
Nii Kotey Susubribi I called on all persons and institutions to wholeheartedly support the President’s vision of providing quality and affordable education for every Ghanaian child in order to eradicate poverty from the country in the near future.
He promised to use his personal funds to commence a school building project in the next three months after the celebration of the Homowo festival with the hope that the government and volunteers will come to support him.
He further cautioned people selling lands at Abehenease and others who are buying lands from unauthorized persons in the community to desist from engaging in such transactions to avoid any disappointments.
He advised all persons who want to own land in the community to come to the palace to go through the right procedure, adding that no one has rights to sell lands at Abehenease without his consent.