The Assemblyman of Asonkwaa in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, Appiah Issah has appealed to the government to reconstruct the 20- kilometers road of Asonkwaa to help improve on the livelihood of the inhabitants. He said many pregnant women have miscarriages on their way to antenatal because of the poor nature of the road. Mr. Issah who made the appealed during an interview withÂ Develop Ghana Newspaper at Asonkwaa in the Brong-Ahafo Region, said because of bad nature of the road, a number of pregnant women are compelled to seek the services of traditional birth attendants and only report to the hospital when they encounter complications. A situation he explained has increased maternal mortality in the area. Mr. Isaah said due to the dusty nature of the road, asthma is very high in the area adding that, the poor nature of the road remains a major challenge to the people and appealed to the district Assembly to contact the appropriate authority for the road to be put in good shape. According to him, the deplorable nature of the road is a major hindrance to the economic growth of the area. Asonkwaa is a farming community. The inhabitants produce crops such as yam, maize, cassava, and beans in large quantity. The farmers there find it very difficult to transport their produce to market centres due to the nature of the road. Mr. Isaah also took the opportunity to commend the government for her commitment to development in the area. He mentioned the construction of school blocks, provision of hydroelectric power, health centres and boreholes pipes as some of the development projects.
Source: Biiya Mukuash Ali/developghana.com Â Â Â Â