The District Chief Executive Hon. Prince Karikari was invited by the chief and members of Twedie community to present to him their grievances, following the fact that Twedie being the capital of the District has been abandoned and lacked development. This meeting took place on Tuesday the 28th June, 2022.
Their grievances was about sanitation, security, employment, bad roads and a lot more.
Mr. Kwabena Owusu Appiah Aning asked the DCE to state his vision for Twedie before he would go ahead to further questions since that was the first official visit to the town.
The DCE did not hesitate to tell the people that it’s his vision to see Atwima Kwanwoma well developed and since Twedie is its capital, he is willing to build it to a befitting status to match the title.
It was raised that an ambulance which was given to the town and a National Health insurance office which was supposed to be in Twedie was moved to Bebu. So there was a demand for explanation.
Hon. Prince Karikari explained that initially the NHIS office was rented and since the one at Twedie was not ready they were moved to Bebu because the office there was empty and was to serve the same purpose therefore it was wise to utilize than cause financial loss to the state.
Also he said the District hospital was set to be completed soon so there would be no need to go for the old ambulance, new ones would be available.
One sir John said it was important for the government to create employment for the youth most especially those at Twedie even if it’s sanitation work, security, factory work or construction they would be willing to.
With the issue of unemployment Hon. Prince Karikari assured the people that incase of need opportunity the Assembly member would be contacted. He added that there are also officers at a left.
He also pleaded that if there could be any measures put in place for Twedie to get a lorry park it would be very helpful and they would appreciate.
The environment is nothing to write home about, there is poor sanitation. There are no gutters, people engage in open defecation and there is no container or site to dump refuse.
According to the DCE common funds are unavailable to fix roads and do other projects so now the strategy is to attain municipal status and when such happens the roads would be taken care of by urban roads and the money that would be given to Atwima Kwanwoma would be more than what is being given now.
Then the Assembly would take up more developmental projects. Aside that the Member of Parliament for Atwima Kwanwoma, Hon. Kofi Amankwaa Manu would meet with the contractor to get him some money so that he can come back to work.
Also the Assembly is working on purchasing more refuse containers for the District but would come at a cost because you would have to pay to dump your rubbish.
The community had a lot to say about some uncompleted buildings from fire station, police station to one D/A school.
DCE said plans were ongoing to completing all those buildings, most importantly the roofing of the six classroom block by next week for the students to move in because of the rainy season.
The District Chief Executive Hon. Prince Karikari, expressed his concern on the allocation of lands to the government. He said most times there are no paper works binding the agreement so it’s hard to protect such lands when the owners take legal action. He stated that the land on which the District hospital is being built on has no title making the investment they took risky.
He called on Nana Akorsah II to come and support him during the inauguration of the new Nurses’ Quarters for the nurses.
In attendance was Twedie Dikro, Nana Kwarteng Panin Akorsah II, Mr. Bosompem, Opanin Osei Akoto, Nana Kwaku Appiah, and the people of Twedie. The DCE on the other hand was accompanied by the District Coordinating Director Mad. Eunice Korankye, the Head of works, the District Financial Officer, the Statistical Officer, the Environmental Officer, and Head of Physical Planning, the Procurement officer, some Assembly members and party Officials.