The Bono East regional minister, Hon. Kwasi Adu-Gyan has assured the Atebubu traditional council of his commitment to the development of the traditional area and the Atebubu-Amantin municipality as a whole.

The minister gave the assurance at a meeting with members of the council as part of a one day tour of the municipality which also saw him inspect a number of development projects.

Welcoming the minister, the acting President of the council Nana Kwabena Kyere III thanked him for his support during the burial rites of the late Omanhene of Atebubu Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II.

He enumerated a number of issues facing the area which include: access to potable water, improved health facilities and road network, inadequate school buildings, the re-emergence of armed robberies, the Fulani herdsmen menace and a stalled astro turf football pitch project.

In response Hon. Adu-Gyan said the cost intensive nature of the Atebubu water system has necessitated its transfer from the domain of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency to the Ghana Water Company Limited adding that feasibility studies and relevant designs have been completed awaiting the signing of a contract between the ministry of finance and a Turkish company that will see to the execution of the job.

He said in spite of the economic recession faced by the country currently, plans are far advanced to upgrade the municipal hospital while a lot more of Atebubu town roads will soon see a face-lift.

On the re-emergence of armed robbery activities, the minister assured the gathering that the Regional Security Council which he heads will reconsider the situation on the ground and take the most appropriate steps to nip it in the bud.

He urged Nananom to desist from allocating their lands to Fulani herdsmen, a move that in his estimation is key to the reduction of the threat that these nomads pose to both lives and property in the area.

On the abandoned astro turf project the minister promised to contact the Middle Belt Development Authority under whose auspices the project was began to ensure its completion.

Present were the Atebubu-Amantin municipal chief executive Hon. Edward Owusu and the Queen mother of the Atebubu traditional area Nana Afia Donyina II.

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