A 500-seater multi-purpose Community Centre to cater for the social and cultural needs of the chiefs and people of the Hemang community and beyond has been commissioned at Akyem Hemang in the Fanteakwa South District of the Eastern Region.
The town hall, constructed by the Middle Belt Development Authority was funded under the One Million Dollar per constituency special initiative.
The community center has a 50-seat air-conditioned conference room with two offices and washrooms, a durbar ground and a car park within its fenced-wall perimeter.
Speaking at a short commissioning ceremony, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Middle Belt Development Authority, Joyce Opoku-Boateng, applauded the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa South constituency, Hon. Kofi Okyere Agyekum, for working tirelessly for the town hall project.
She stated that under one million dollars per constituency, the Eastern Region has benefited from 997 projects, ranging from the town hall to markets and water supply, among others, that are geared towards improving the living conditions of the people.
The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa South, Hon. Kofi Okyere Agyekum noted that the community centre will contribute immensely to the social, cultural and economic development of the area.
He enumerated numerous infrastructural development projects, under his leadership and recounted the number of projects executed in the constituency and pledged to do more.
The district chief executive of Fanteakwa South District Assembly, Hon. Ernest Ofosu, established that, under the 1m dollars per Constituency initiative, the District has benefited from projects such as markets, toilet facilities, town halls, water systems and called on the chiefs and People of Akyem Hemang to put the necessary measures in place to maintain the state of the art town hall to ensure its prolonged use.
The Akyem Hemanghene, Osaberima Mmirrikisi Okasum Apori Atta in his remarks commended the government for the provision of the infrastructure.
He used the occasion to express his disgust about the activities of illegal miners in the area and tasked the Fanteakwa South Police Command to be proactive in bringing the perpetrators to book.