Citizens in the remote towns of Walapoe and Kenekayea in Sanoyea District who have never had access to motor road were recently in a state of disbelieve and joy when the Ministry of Labour through its bureau of national employment donated a consignment of working tools to enhance their self help road project that is being done manually.
Materials donated towards the road project included, a power saw, 45 wheelbarrows, 18 shovels, 30 cutlasses and 30 rain boots among others. Speaking at the formal turning over of the road building material , the Director of the Bureau for National Employment, George Saah said the Ministry intervention was based on persistent plea from the citizens for the ministry to come to their aid.
He assured the Ministry would work with the communities involved with the road project to ensure that the required support is given locally to accelerate the project before the rainy season which could stall the community driven initiative.
He praised the communities for under taking the initiative rather than waiting for national government to intervene when they can mobilize locally to start the process that could attract others to buttress their efforts.
The National Employment Bureau boss indicated that since the inception of the bureau it has committed itself to offering quick employment opportunities mainly for the youths whose population constitute large portion of the national population.
Mr. Saah averred from 2006 to present the Ministry of Labour has provided more than 20,000 short time jobs for the youths through the bureau of National Employment.
The head of the communities involved with the handmade road, Deacon Harris Flomo receiving the tools extolled the Ministry of Labour for the timely intervention which has brought great relief and hope to them as they engage the path of realizing their dream to making their towns accessible to vehicles following years of living in complete isolation.
Deacon Flomo pointed out to that the huge inaccessibility of their communities development activities were being retarded in that part of Sanoyea district and portion of Suakoko district that is closer to them. He expressed optimism of a better prospect for development in their area following the completion of the road project which will pave the way for other development initiatives to take root in that part of Bong County.