Business News of Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Mr Sylvester Tornyeavah, Keta Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) says government will work hard to turn the economy around despite the current labour agitation, energy crisis, water and sanitation challenges facing the country.
He said President Mahama is aware Ghanaians had entrusted the destiny of the country into his care for the next four years, and so he would leave no stone unturned in a bid to fulfill the development aspiration of Ghanaians.
Mr Tornyeavah gave the assurance at a meeting with the chiefs and people of Atiavi and other communities in the Keta Municipality to mark this year’s Easter celebration and to take stock of developmental achievements last year and plan for the coming years.
He commended the people for their development initiatives and explained that government would do all that it takes to foster Public Private Partnership to fast track development.
Mr Tornyeavah said the development deficit of Ghana is so huge that government alone would not be able to address them soon and appealed to Ghanaians to make it a collective effort to transform the country.
He said the Volta Region for the past four years saw two major projects, the University for Alliance Sciences and the development of the “Eastern Corridor” road. Development projects such as the construction of classroom block, health facilities, extension of water and electricity and roads had been provided to improve the living conditions of the people.
Mr Tornyeavah said government is working on the Havedzi-Afiadenyigba-Weta-Hevi, Abor-Avenorpeme-Hatorgodo, Agortoe-Tregui-Bleanmezado-Bekpo and Kome roads. In the area of social intervention, he said government would increase the School Feeding Programme by adding more schools to the existing ones.
The Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty would be expanded and more school uniform and exercise books would be supplied to school children in the region. The government’s Information and Communication Technology project would also receive a major boost in the next four years with the supply of about 400,000 laptops computers to schools and individuals in the country.
Mr Kwabla Gershon Eklu Yakawo-nya, the outgoing Chairman of the Atiavi Development Association announced that the municipal assembly would soon inaugurate a maternity centre for the people of Atiavi and other communities. On the water situation, he said a booster station would be established to increase water supply in the community.