THE government has presented 46,076 exercise books and 2000 school uniforms for distribution to pupils in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
The Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, who made this known,said the items were the first consignment to be presented to the district this academic year and gave the assurance that the next consignment would be delivered in the course of the year.
Mr Opoku-Manu,who was speaking at various meetings with the chiefs and people as part of his tour of the district, said the government was committed to the development of the country,adding that education featured prominently on the development agenda.
The minister also inaugurated and inspected some development projects and also explained government policies and programmes to the people.
At Manso Nkwanta, he inaugurated a health centre financed by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Government of Ghana.
The Minister also inspected the district assembly hall project at Manso Nkwanta and a six-classroom block at Manso-Suntreso.
Addressing various meetings with the chiefs and people,Mr Opoku-Manu said the government would vigorously pursue its development agenda,especially in the rural areas.
He called on the people to support the government in its efforts to improve their lot.
Mr Opoku-Manu asked staff at the new health centre to eschew negative activities that could threaten the health of the people.
The Omanhene of Manso-Nkwanta, Nana Bi-Kusi Appiah, commended the government for keeping faith with the people by seeing to the completion of the health project.
He appealed to the government to establish a district hospital at Manso Nkwanta to enable the people in the district access quality healthcare.
The Omanhene also made an appeal to the government to improve the road network in the district.
The District Director of Health Services, Mr Joseph Adomako, noted that the completion of the health centre would help address some of the health needs of the people.