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Nkoranza honours Amoateng
Published On: August 10, 2007, 00:00 GMT
 
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The chiefs and people of Busunya in the Nkoranza North District of the Brong Ahafo region have named some streets in the town after two natives.

The two are incarcerated former Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Mr Eric Amoateng and the Principal of Sunyani Polytechnic, Professor Kwasi Nsiah Gyabaah.

According to the chiefs, the two are being honored for their contribution to the socio-economic development of the area.

Two sign posts bearing their names were unveiled at a fund-raising Easter rally in support of development projects.

Professor Gyabaah was honoured for his personal academic achievements having attained the highest level of education in the history of the town. Besides being an inspiration to the youth, he is also lauded for providing various forms of support to students in the area.

Mr Amoateng helped among others to finance the construction of eight streets and drainage systems in the town which is the constituency capital.

The newly elected MP for Nkoranza North, Maj. (rtd) Derek Oduro unveiled the sign post for his predecessor while the Nkoranza District Chief Executive, James Appiah-Awuah outdoored that of Prof. Gyabaah.

Projects earmarked for execution includes a market, post office and electricity. It is estimated to cost ˘800 million.

The chiefs of the town said the two deserves the honour because they have done a lot to improve on the living conditions of the people.

Presently, Mr Amoateng is standing trial in the US for alleged drug trafficking.


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