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Kpassa Chief Appeals for Development

Paramount Chief of Kpassa Traditional Area in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta Region, Ubor Konja Tassun VI has called on government, individuals, and other organizations to contribute develop the area.

According to him, it is nerve-wrecking to know that the district is deprived of basic amenities since its creation in 2008, paramount among them are health, education and road infrastructure.

He made the call when he engaged residents in a stakeholders’ forum to dialogue on the underdeveloped state of the district at Kpassa.

Residents at the forum

The Paramount Chief expressed worry on how residents walk long distances in their quest to access healthcare, lamenting how some residents, especially pregnant women, had lost their lives due to the absence of health facilities.

The Nkwanta North District is arguably one of the underdeveloped districts in the Volta Region.

He noted that the provision of hospital and National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) office in the district will save the people from travelling for long distances to access healthcare.

Ubor Konja indicated that roads linking the district capital, Kpassa are all in bad states making farmers lose their farm produce after harvesting.

He observed that the lack of befitting assembly hall and office accommodation is seriously affecting administration of the district and called for support to develop the district.

The District Chief Executive for the area, Jackson Jackayi disclosed that one major road, Mama Akura road has been awarded and construction would soon commence.

He also hinted that an office accommodation has been provided to NHIS to provide their services in the district to save people from travelling to Nkwanta or Bimbila for services.

Meanwhile, some residents who spoke to voltaonlinegh.com expressed their displeasure on what they describe as neglect by successive governments and warned the current government to fulfill its promises to the district.

By: Obrempongba K. Owusu/voltaonlinegh.com

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