Inspired by the ambition to develop Kwahu Traditional Area into a haven of modern development, members of Mpraesoman Kuo (Union of Mpraeso Citizens resident in Accra and Tema) are undertaking a GH¢100,000 development project.
It is the construction of a community centre complex and a funeral ground for the people.
The centre would include a multi-purpose courtyard, restaurant, health post, library, open air theatre, gymnasium and a 300-capacity hotel.
The funeral ground, which would have the capacity to host more than I,000 people, was conceived to save the town from the inconvenience associated with funeral celebrations and other social gatherings when the main road leading to the Kwahu North District and the Afram Plans is blocked thereby creating traffic jam.
Mr Samuel Kwaku Baabu Omari, Chairman of the union, speaking at a fund-raising towards the projects at Mpraeso-Kwahu said they were in line with the development initiatives of members.
He said other envisaged programmes of the Union is the establishment of an investment fund to offer financial support to members and prospective investors in the area and a proposed farming project on a land at Oframase, donated by Nana Wiafe Akenten, Chief of Oframase.
Nana Owoahene Akyempong II, Head of Mpraeso Community in Accra and Tema, said the funeral ground project would make it safer and convenient for people to mourn their loved ones, while the community centre would be the fulfillment of a cherished dream.
“It is clear that Mpraesoman is in the front line to rekindle its glorious legendary past…To sustain this momentum I say, Mpraesoman, arise, the time is now. Let us gird our loins without delay,” he said.
Nana Akyeampong stressed: “May this example and occasion unite us more solidly than before as Mpraeso and Kwahu citizens, while we lift the banner of love, unity and pride in support of our dear land.”