The chiefs of the New Abirem Traditional Council have made available 56 acres of land to government for the establishment of a college of education in their area.
To register their interest and readiness for the establishment of the college, the chiefs presented the land title deed and other supporting documents to the Eastern Regional Minister Helen Adjoa Ntoso, who was in the company of her deputy Mavis Ama Frimpong.
Obrempong Kwesi Boakye, the Paramount Chief of the Abirem Traditional Area, said he has provided the land on behalf of his people to help the government to achieve its vision of establishing colleges of education in all the 10 regions.
The chief thanked President John Mahama for appointing the former District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Birim North, Ms Ama Frimpong as Deputy Regional Minister.
He, however, regretted the bad nature of the road network in the area, although there are a number of mining companies working there.
Obrempong Kwesi Boakye, therefore, tasked the Regional Minister to be firm and ensure that all roads are fixed to improve economic activities in the area. He further asked government to set up more industries to provide employment for the youth.
Ms Ntoso, on her part, pledged to work hard to source for assistance in order to construct a wall to fence the New Abirem Senior High School (SHS) as soon as possible.
She also disclosed that the roads in the district had already been awarded on contract and that work will soon commence.
Ms Ama Frimpong entreated the chiefs to encourage illegal miners in the area to register with the small scale mining authority, stressing that “soon, we are going to strike on those people unannounced.”