Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Article by Evans Obu

I have for sometime now been brooding over some issues I have been

wondering how I can pass them on to my District Chief Executive,

Honourable Emmanuel Odoi Lartey, Member of Parliament for the area

Honourable David Assumeng, and the opinion leaders of the Shai-Osudoku

constituency as to why my poeple are walloping in poverty and the

deplorable state of their road network from Ayikumah – Doryumu

junction with all the natural resources Doryumu have on their land.

Doryumu, is the traditional headquarters of the Hiowe Division of the

Shai State in the Shai-Osudoku District, is part of the Greater Accra


The Shai area particularly Doryumu, is covered with valuable natural

resources like the Shai Hills Resource Reserve which was established

in 1962 with area of 47 square kilometres and later expanded to 51

square kilometres in 1973 present.

The protected area was home to the shai people before they were

ejected by the British in 1892, and remains of Shai people works can

still be found at the reserve and it is the only wildlife reserve in


What is really breeding my heart is the valuable mountain range that

is composed of different type of rock sediments and boulders that have

in them granite suitable for construction works.

Over the years the mountain range has been the raw material for a

number of privately owned quarries, whose products have been mainly

used for construction, but their road is nothing home to write about.

Pregnancy women have to endeavor with pain on the road whenever they

want to access hospital at Dodowa with drivers also charging

exorbitant fares due to the deplorable state of the road.

However, the District Assembly have signed an agreement with the

quarries company operating in the area, where a track load of

fragments of rocks is charged as a toll levy and one-half of the

amount goes to the District Assembly to support development projects.

I am urging the youth of Shai State especially those at Doryumu to

demand proper accountability from the Shai-Osudoku District Assembly.

In spite of all that, the town lacks a clinic, a proper market center

and public toilet of convenience. The people depend on an open

defecation and dug-out latrines, which poses both security and health


The issues are irritating and it is very key to the development of the

town, as well as towards the improvement in the standard of living of

the people.

The people of Doryumu deserve better and still waiting for answers,

and it is my hope that even though I am raising this concern through

this medium, it would get to the appropriate quarters.



Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button