Mr Edmund Sobaltey, the President of the Yarkoi-Mekaa Youth Association in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District has appealed to the government for the provision of a JHS classroom structure, road and electricity to increase economic activities in the community.
He said the lack of electricity in the area was an obstacle to the youth who wanted to be trained in vocations like dressmaking, tailoring, hairdressing among others, to enable them become self-reliant.
Mr Edmund made the appeal during the annual celebration of the Youth Association during the weekend.
He said because of the poor nature of the feeder road linking the community to Kunfugsi through Tuna to Sawla , the people who are predominantly farmers have to walk long distances with their farm produce to marketing centres.
“It is sad that pregnant women in the area have to be carried on motorbikes to seek medical attention at Tuna , Kalba and Sawla” Mr Edmund said.
He again appealed to the government to extend electricity to the community.
He said the the absence of electricity is having a negative impact on the social and economic lives of the people.
The Youth Association equally called on the DCE to as matter of urgency help them to dredge their community dam which was constructed in the 1980’s to help in its sustainability which has a major source of water for their domestic animals and irrigational purposes.
Mr Edmund gave the assurance that they were ready to provide communal labour to support any development project that the government would extend to the community.
According to him, YEMYA Festival is a community based initiative that has been instituted, intended to be celebrated every year to promote development and showcase the rich Lobi/Brifor culture to rest of the world.
He therefore urged all youth groups in the Savannah region to follow suit to promote unity and development in their respective areas.