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Naaca support to the victims of Yabraso fire outbreak.

By Aboagye Addo Frank

The North American Atebubu Citizens Association (NAACA) has exhibited its philanthropic and charitable mission again. These was after they extend their generous support to the victims of Yabraso fire outbreak which nearly destroyed the entire village. Yabraso is a small village or cottage located within Mem Electoral area of Atebubu/Amanten Municipality with a total population of about 100 inhabitants.

The disaster which occurred some months ago, caught the attention of the Government, the media, Civil Society Organizations like NAACA and individuals within the municipality due to the havoc that emanates as a result of the outbreak. It actually rendered the people homeless and destroyed all their properties. These made the Government through Bono East Regional Minister double as the Atebubu/Amanten Member of Parliament Hon. Kofi Amoakohene and the Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Edward Owusu donated some relief items including building materials to the victims to assist them in the rebuilding of the community again.
NAACA got wind of the disaster after an appeal was made through a social media outlet, ATOM TV on Facebook. The TV station was soliciting funds to support the victim’s financially and also to provide them a place of abode since they lost everything.

On Saturday August 22nd, 2020, the Atebubu town Development Committee headed by Akobiahene Nana Owusu Gyimah in collaboration with the the liaison team Mr. Addo Kwarfo, Mr. Gabriel Owusu Addo and Madam Elizabeth Tuah and one NAACA member Nana Addo Bediako, Odikro of Atebubu Mem and Assemblyman of Mem electoral area Hon. Andrew Nimakohene visited Yabraso to present a donation on behalf of NAACA.

The team donated a cash amount of GHC1,000.00 as part of the association contribution towards the rebuilding of the community.
The money was to compliment what other groups and individuals like ATOM TV have donated before, and was geared towards purchasing of additional building materials and payment of workmanship.

Out of excitement and happiness, the Assemblyman on behalf of the entire community extended their appreciation and gratitude to NAACA members and asked the almighty to bless them all for their support.

New York: Atebubu Citizens In North America Hold Maiden Conference

By Aboagye Addo Frank

The North American Atebubu Citizens Association (NAACA) has held its maiden conference at Bronx, New York.

The conference which is the first of its kind in the history of the association came off on Saturday 31st August, 2019, at the Courtyard By Marriot was geared towards discussing ways of addressing problems affecting Atebubu.

Issues in the areas of education, health, water and sanitation affecting the Atebubu township which have been key on the agenda of the group were discussed thoroughly.

They also discussed innovative and sustained ways of developing Atebubu to compete with its other compatriots in the country.

In attendance were the Bono East Regional Minister and MP for the Atebubu-Amantin Constituency, Honourable Kofi Amoakohene, the Omanhene of the Atebubu Traditional Council, Nana Owusu Acheaw Brempong II, the Benkumhene, Oheneba Ampadu Boateng, Benkumhemaa, Nana Yaa Badu, the Asokwahene, Nana Owusu Twum Barima, Aid to the Atebubu Omanhene, Mr Djan Martin, the Ankobeahene, Nana Owusu Gyimah and Atebubu citizens in the US and Canada.

Nana Owusu Acheaw Brempong II in an address thanked the association for their continuous support over the years and urged them not to relent in their quest to seeing to the development of Atebubu.

He charged members of the association to in the spirit cooperation and development sustain the continuous and broader interaction between those at home and those in the diaspora.

A fundraising dinner was later held to raise funds to embark on some developmental projects that have been earmarked by the association.

NAACA was formed in 2006 by Atebubu residents in North America to champion the cause of the Atebubu.

Correspondence from Bono East Region

Management of the Atebubu Municipal Hospital in the Bono East region has decried the poor state of security at the hospital.

The hospital’s premises have become the path to the homes of people leaving around the facility because it is not fully walled to such prevent intruders.

Also, unauthorised vehicles and motors bikes use the premises on a daily basis creating a nuisance for staff, a situation management reveals makes the day to day administration of the hospital difficult for them.

According to the Acting Medical Superintend of the Atebubu Municipal Hospital, Dr Kingsley Amponsah, it is difficult to monitor and control unauthorised human activity at the hospital.

Dr Amponsah who made the disclosure in an interview with Ghanaweb at the side-lines of a donation by North American Atebubu Citizens Association (NAACA) to the hospital, revealed that it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between staff, clients and people passing through the hospital.

He revealed the current system has people moving in and out of the hospital at any time and from any point without the proper checks, something which is against best practices.

“As I said, in terms security anyone can come in and go out at the same time and even for best practices, take this COVID-19 era, for example, it will be appropriate to monitor anybody entering and leaving the hospital. The current free-range system where individuals can walk in and out is not the best.

“We have put in place in a chit system which is used to monitor the number of people entering the hospital but I think more can be done to completely deal with the problem”.

Dr Amponsah who revealed that management has been able to wall portions of the hospital with part of their already stretched IGF pleaded for external support to complete the project.

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