May 19, 2014

Mr Dan Botwe, Member of Parliament for Okere, has donated 200 bags of cement worth GH¢ 5,000,  to support the  Apirede community drainage system project.
Presenting the cement to the community on Wednesday,  Mr Botwe said the assistance was in response to an appeal by the chief of the town, Nana Saforo Okoampa the third,  at durbar in January this year.
Mr Botwe, commended the chiefs and people of Apirede for taking upon themselves to initiate development projects to uplift the image of the community..
He said such attitude by the people had contributed to massive development in the community in the area of education, among others.
Mr Botwe, therefore,  urged other communities to emulate such a spirit to bring development to their people rather than waiting for  government to provide all their needs.
Receiving the items on behalf of the community,  Nana  Okoampa said the community was suffering from devastation caused by erosion due to the poor drainage system of the town.
He said the situation had left many houses collapsing in the low-lying town,  leaving inhabitants in an uncomfortable situation.
Nana Okoampa said running water cuts through homes anytime it rains, leaving foundations of houses almost hanging mid-air.
He recounted that  the community initiated a project five years ago to improve the drainage system, but work stalled for lack of funds until recently.
Nana Okoampa thanked the MP for using his meager resources to assist his constituents and said the items would motivate them to work harder to complete the project on schedule.