About 10 communities in Atwima Mponua District was over joyed when the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Proff. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng presents a modern canoe to the people in Atwima Mponua.
The benefited towns are Amadaa, Anweafutu, Kotokuom, Adiembra and other river Offin communities in the Atwima Mponua district.
Addressing the media, Proff. Frimpong Boateng said, there was bad incidents which occurred at the river Offin, some student they used the boat to travelled. The victims were returning from their school, some are returning from farm had an accident, when a storm forced their boat to flip over. More than 5 people are feared dead after a passenger boat capsized on river Offin. He added that, disasters on the river Offin seemed to have become common occurrences and created fear and panic not for the Amadaa people alone, but the President and it’s officials.
“The President of the republic of Ghana, directed the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation to do something about that disastrous, that is why today, I presenting USA ultra modern canon to rescue the people in this area – Proff. Frimpong Boateng said.
According to him, 24 seater boat can travel to all communities along the river Pra and Offin in few minutes and at a low cost.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima Mponua, Hon. Williams Darko popularly known as Show Boy has express his profound gratitude to the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Proff. Frimpong Boateng for his efforts and dedication to the people of Atwima Mponua. “Prof. Frimpong Boateng, for taken some burden off his shoulders and that of the beneficiary communities. He stated that, the perennial annual floods that affects the people of Amadaa has been resolved through the ingenuity of Hon. Minister.
The chiefs of river Offin communities were politeness in responsed to Proff. Frimpong Boateng.