The youth in Enchi in the Aowin Municipality in the Western North Region have appealed to the government to provide them with basic social amenities to help improve their living conditions.
They said the community was burdened with bad roads within the town as well as the lack of job opportunities for the youth and that the people were becoming agitated over the lack of basic social amenities which were needed to improve their living conditions.
The youth who made the appeal in an interview with the igoghana called on the government to reshape the road network in the municipality to help open up the area and ease the burden of residents.
Mr Joseph Turkson, Secretary of the Aowin Youth Forum said the lack of employable skills training and opportunities had made most of the youth jobless.
He indicated that the entire youth and people of the municipality fought in various ways for the creation of the Western North Region in that the region has been endowed with rich natural and human resources.
He, therefore, called on all relevant state agencies and individual stakeholders to help in the sensitization of the Ghanaian populace that indeed Enchi and Aowin was a safer place, with a serene and favourable environment necessary for business growth and career advancement for both public servants and private sector operators.
For his part, Evans Nana Addo Kwarteng, Personal Secretary to the Omanhene of the Aowin Traditional Area said the chiefs and elders were ready to support investors to establish businesses and vocational training schools to provide opportunities for the youth in the community.
According to him, the chiefs in the Traditional Area have resolved to implement life-enhancing policies and projects that will promote growth in the area and improve the quality of life for the citizens.
Nana Kwarteng also said the chiefs and elders in the Traditional area led by Nana Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benbuin III, Paramount Chief of the Area was prepared and ready for the implementation of concrete ideas that will put to rest chieftaincy disputes and forge a unified front to bring the expected and needed development in the area regardless of all challenges.
He assured the youth of the area on behalf of the Omanhene of the Aowin Traditional Area that the leadership of the Traditional Council was poised and will do everything possible within its means to accept anyone ready to collaborate with the chiefs to bring an accelerated development in the area and the region at large.
“We the youth have been fighting for an accelerated development of the area for a very long time in our various capacities but it appeared as though we were fighting in our capacities and so today we are happy that we have a Paramount Chief who has brought us together and we hope that we will come together and fight for the development of Ench, the municipality and the region at large”, he opined.
He said akin to that is the Omanhene’s commitment to investing in infrastructural development like a community park, classroom block for the Nana Brentu Senior High Technical School, an ultra-modern toilet facility and a multifaceted palace complex among others.
He, therefore, called for the support of the entire residents of the Traditional Area in rallying behind the Omanhene to be able to bring the development that they crave to open up the area and attract more investors.