Justina Paaga, GNA
Shama (W/R) Sept. 4, GNA – It is the vision
of the Shama District Assembly to complete all the on-going development
projects dotted across the district to enhance the development and growth of
To meet its target, the assembly has
intensified the monitoring and evaluation of all on-going projects to ensure
that they are completed on schedule.
Mr Eric Cobbina, the District Chief
Executive for Shama, said when he visited the sites of six on-going projects to
ascertain the progress of work.
The projects comprise the upgrading of the
Beposo Market which is at a cost of GH¢ 150,163.38; a CHPS compound at
Atwereboanda valued at GH¢ 199,012.64; a market, culvert and lorry park at
Lower Inchaban at cost of GH¢ 344,741.35; a three Unit KG Classroom Block at
Shama valued at GH¢ 237,143.77; a pavement at the Shama Lorry Station valued at
GH¢ 151,109.70; and district assembly block annex valued at GH¢ 234,943.78.
The projects some of which are about 70
percent complete are being funded through the District Assembly Common Fund
(DACF) and District Development Fund (DDF) are supposed to be completed within
The DCE expressed satisfaction about the
progress of work one so far and said the
government was determined to ensure that all the districts benefited from the
national cake and thanked the chiefs for providing land for the various
He said funds are available for the
completion of all the projects and tasked the various contractors to endeavour
to complete the projects on schedule.
Mr Cobbina said the completion of the Beposo
Market would help increase the revenue of the assembly since the market was the
largest and most patronized in the district adding that the completion of the
CHPS Compound at Atwereboanda would save the people of Atwereboanda and
Bobokokpe from walking very long distances to access health care.
Nana Akosua Afransie II, chief of Lower Inchaban,
thanked the assembly for the market project in the area and appealed that the
completed stall should first be allocated to local traders.
She also urged the contractor for the
project to utilise local contents ie by involving the youth in the construction
works and help create jobs for the unemployed in the area.