The Chief of Korase in the Ejisu municipal in the Ashanti region, Nana Adu-Boahen, has barred politicians from entering his community for any partisan political activities.
This follows his decision to sell his cocoa farm to raise money to fix the community’s deplorable road that links them to Kwaso and other communities in the municipality.
The chief, who was in a furious rage, said persistent pleas over the years to the erstwhile Ejisu-Juaben District Assembly and now Ejisu Municipal Assembly to have the 2km road fixed, have proved futile.
Nana Adu-Boahen, speaking to the media whilst inspecting ongoing rehabilitation works on the Kwaso-Korase road on Saturday, June 24, 2023, stated that the community does not have any proper developmental projects, including school.
As the head of the community, he noted that it is a great worry to him to his see his people living in precarious situation as commuters struggle to access the road after little rainfall, affecting business activities.
“School children and sick people are having challenges in commuting to other communities for classes and medical attention, respectively, due to the muddy nature of the road when it rains”, he bemoaned.
The chief recounted on many occasions when pregnant women and children were transported with motorcycles and bicycles to nearby communities to assess healthcare.
“Residents struggle to transport farm produce, including cocoa, to nearby market centers due to the bad road network, with some people losing their lives over the years,” the chief posited.
Nana Adu-Boahen alleged that he called the MP, Hon. John Kumah and the MCE, Hon Samuel Oduro Frimpong, to remind them of the promises they gave but they did not mind him.
“I have no option than to sell my cocoa farm to gather funds to have the less than 2km road fixed, for the sake of my people,” Nana Adu-Boahen sadly said.
He added that owing to failed promises in the area by politicians “I don’t need any politicians and their activities in the community because they have nothing to offer to us”.
Nana Adu- Boahen said the motivation behind the selling of his cocoa farm to fix the deplorable road was for his people to sought solace in their predicaments.
Some residents in the community expressing their commendations to Nana Adu-Boahen for personally fixing the road, said it would go a long way to alleviate their plights.
They said the bad nature of the road has affected their health, education, businesses and farming, and called on the government to assist the chief to complete the road project.
Drivers plying on the road were also excited that Nana Adu-boahen has personally begun the rehabilitation of the road, saying it would go a long way to reduce the number of times they visit mechanics.