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Labour Ministry Empowers Rural Communities In Bong

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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.

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