He said government is much concerned about the poor road network in the district and has requested that the Assembly provides two roads that should be fixed immediately. Mr. Woode then revealed that the Assembly has provided the stretch of road from Dampayaw to Sikaman and also from Nkoranza to Mpirekyire.
Hon. Woode made this known when the people of Mensonso Electoral Area held a grand durbar to welcome him during his familiarisation tour to some of the communities in the district. The visit was also to enable the DCE get first-hand information on the many challenges in the district and also to get the concerns of the public in the decentralization process. The communities visited included Mensonso No.1 and 2, Yawusu and Adjeikrom.
He said the roads in the district have become so deplorable because the previous NDC government failed to add an inch of coal tar (bitumen) to the tarring of road that started between 2004 March by the Kuffuor led NPP government. He revealed that the project started from Tutuka and was to end at Kojo Nkwanta. Unfortunately when the project got to Dampayawmu, there was a change in government and that saw the end of the project.
Hon. Woode also added that the Assembly has also taken the initiative of purchasing a grader to help make the roads in the district motorable. He revealed that correspondences has been sent to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development awaiting response.
He also assured that his outfit will ensure that the ‘pot-holes’ that have turned to ‘man-holes’ especially at Dampayaw town will all be filled to make the roads motorable.
Hon. Woode also said that efforts are in place to make the health facility at Mensonso get the proper logistics to enable it attend to many sick patients in around the town who visit the facility often. Already, the health facility at Akrofuom is being given the necessary support to make it a befitting referral point for all ailments in the district.
For her part, the queenmother of Mensonso, Nana Aboadwuwaa III also thanked the DCE and his entourage for the visit and assured him of their support. She also thanked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo for the creation of the district and expressed optimism that the creation of the district will help bring development to the area.
Nana Aboadwuwaa III appealed to the DCE to as a matter of urgency provide logistics for the Mensonso CHIP compound which is nothing to write home about. She added that the facility does not have enough beds and other health materials that will help patients in recovering from their sicknesses.
The queen mother also asked that the road leading to the town be fixed since it was really affecting transportation.
She added that the Mensonso D/A School is a center for the writing of the Basic Education Certificate Examination every year thus there are many things that should be provided to raise the school to the standard it deserves.
The District Coordinating Director, Mr. Stephen Asante also briefed the durbar on the journey of the district from Adanso west through to Adansi South and now Akrofuom District. He therefore called for support from all stakeholders.
Accompanying the DCE was the District Coordinating Director, Mr Stephen Asante, Presiding Member of the Assembly, Hon. Peter Amponsah, Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Mr Maxwell Abu Sarfo, District Planning Officer, Mr Ebenezer Ntiamoh, District Engineer, Mr Samuel Yeboah, the District Information Officer, Mr Francis Andoh, District Budget Analyst, Mr Paul Asamoah, and District Social Welfare Officer, Mr Gideon Osei Poku.