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Communal Patriotism-we want change in our community-Pokuase and surrounding communities

xxThis is by far an unprecedented movement of conscious and dedicated youth trying so hard to re-shape the face of their poor abandoned communities of Pokuase and its surrounding towns. The striking issue is that our only roads and streets has been totally abandoned to rot on its own without any repairs what so ever. The communities lack portable drinking water, bad and un-persistent electricity and poor community lighting.

The Government has totally forgotten that there exist a town called Pokuase in the Ga-West Municipality. Just like everywhere in recent Ghana, Political leaders will rather choose to engage in propaganda rather than coming to assist this community to develop. That’s an unfortunate aspect.

Movement For Change in our Community also branded “We Want Change In Our Community” has emerged, formed by small group of dedicated youth who have realized that the plight of Pokuase and its surrounding communities can be eliminated through the coming together of all residents as one team, one vision, one mission to tackle the over thousand and one problems one at a time.

It is very difficult in recent days to convince residents of these communities to assist in any form to tackle these societal problems especially when it comes to donations, the reality is that only few are actually dedicative in donating cash and most who are willing to donate cash for purchases of items like Gravels, Chippings, bags of cement, Fuel, Hiring of earth moving equipment to reshape the roads do so because they actually understand the importance of community services. We all understand that our successive governments including the current regime have not been helpful at all, but we will also attest to the fact the government itself has its own problems.

Despite this the Ga West Municipal Assembly has offered to assist us with their very few earth moving equipment except that we are to fuel them. This is also a huge burden on our pockets as a small movement like ours. Moving from house to house to explain to the community folks to assist in salvaging the deteriorating roads is not a small affair.

If we understood the relevance of community services it would have been an easier race for us. Now it looks like we are stuck on amassing time for educating residents on the need to help ourselves to put our communities on the map, even before we appeal for funds.

Despite this I believe if we all come together as a team to resurrect the patriotism in us, we shall get there!

Dear reader, pass this story on, let the people know that there is a place called pokuase, and its residents are up trying so hard to help their community and they need your support in all forms. The focus now is to put our roads in shape, then lighting our streets among others.

Together we can! The Time For Change Has Come!!

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PHOTOS OF THE TEAM AT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO.
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PHOTOS OF WORK IN PROGRESS ON THE OLD POKUASE TO KUMASI ROAD.(FROM THE AGRIC JUNCTION TO THE AMASAMAN DISTRICT COURT).
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Sultan Nuhu

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