Tons of cocoa and food stuffs have been locked-up at Ofoase in the Agona East District of the Central Region due to the collapse of the concrete bridge over Akora River for the past six months.
The situation had made it difficult for cocoa buying companies to transport loads of cocoa to their depots as well as for farmers to send their produce to market centres.
The bridge was built about 10 years ago.
Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, the Agona East District Chief Executive, made this known when he took his turn at the Meet the Press series at Agona Nsaba to outline strategic plans and vision for the District for the next four years of his tenure in office.
The DCE said the reconstruction of the bridge was far above the capability of the Agona East Assembly and appealed to the Government and donors to come to their aid.
On education, Mr Armah-Frempong said since he assumed office a year ago, a total of 12-unit classroom blocks had been built in the District with two Teachers’ Quarters.
He said the Mankrong-Junction water closet toilet facility, which was completed as far back in 2015, had been provided with water to start operation.
Mr Armah-Frempong said a CHPS compound at Agona Duabone had been rehabilitated, while the Agona Kwanyako CHPS Compound had been provided with electricity to enhance quality healthcare delivery.
On Sanitation, he said the Assembly was constructing a total of six 10-seater modern toilet facilities in selected communities to ensure environmental cleanliness in the District.
The Assembly had also constructed five boreholes with overhead water tanks at Akwaakwa, Mankrong-Junction, Abokor, Namawura and Oboadroto to provide potable water for the people.
Touching on security in the area, the DCE said the Assembly had acquired land for the construction of District Police Station to serve as headquarters.
The assembly had also assisted Police personnel at Nsaba and Duakwa to intensify patrols, all in efforts to prevent crime.
He said during his one year in office, 12 towns and villages had been connected to the national grid through the Ministry of Energy to promote businesses in the District.
The DCE later took newsmen round to inspect the progress of work on the construction of a wooden bridge over River Akora at Agona Nampong for 20 surroundings villages, which was being funded by the Assembly.
They further inspected the construction of a steel bridge over River Akora being financed by the Government to link Agona Nsaba to Agona Nyakrom.