By:A News Desk Report
The New Trust Newspaper has gathered that an ultra-modern three-storey commercial centre project (market) initiated by Nana Osei Kofi, the Sabin Akrofromhene, is progressing steadily.
The project, which is being financed by the Sabin Akrofrom Stool led by Nana Osei Kofi, is expected to be completed in three(3) years’ time.
The state of work as at the time of our visit
Already the contractor is done with the main foundation which is expected to have about 300 shops, hundreds of stalls, lorry park, fire service station, banking hall, washrooms, among other facilities.
Taking a section of the media round the project at the main Kumasi-Obuasi road on a four-acre land, the Kyidomhene of Sabin Akrofrom, Nana Osei Yaw, and the contractor for the project, Mr.Obiri Yeboah, said the project formed part of the Nana Osei Kofi-led administration to create jobs and also develop its community.
He said the construction of the ultra-modern commercial centre or market is in response to the numerous requests by his people, especially traders, to get a decent and convenient place for their business activities.
According to Sabin Akrofrom Kyidomhene, when the project is completed, it would go a long way to prevent drivers from loading on the sideways of the main Kumasi-Obuasi road in the area because of lack of lorry park.
Nana Osei Yaw disclosed that since he was enstooled as Sabin Akrofromhene, Nana Osei had set up a credit union to support his educational fund aimed at supporting brilliant and needy students in the community.
He revealed that so far a number of beneficiaries of the Sabin Akrofromhene’s educational fund had graduated with first and second degrees while others are still in school.
Apart from the ongoing Sabin Akrofrom commercial centre project, the construction of an ultra-modern toilet facility project is also progressing steadily. The construction of all these projects is aimed at developing the community without waiting for the government.
It is unfortunate that apart from the main town road linking other communities, Subin Akrofrom in the Atwima Kwanwoma District has not benefited from any monumental project from the government.
Nana Osei and his elders have also singlehandedly financed a modern court complex which is almost in a state of completion.
The court complex which has about 10 offices, including a judge office, also has a borehole water project attached to it.
Although the Judiciary Service of Ghana has already supplied chairs and tables among other materials to furnish the court complex, the project has been abandoned due to the ungrateful attitude of some Judiciary Service officials.
The court complex is on four plots of land bought back from some private developers by the Nana Osei-led administration; when he took over, there were not enough lands for such a project. The remaining two plots near the court complex have been designated for a police station complex.