Minister Lauds MCE

The Minister and the MCE at one of the signages.
The Minister of Local Government  and Rural Development (MLGRD), Julius Debrah, has commended the Adentan Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Benjamin Angenu, for taking the initiative to source funds to start the Street Naming and Property Numbering exercise within his municipality.

The minister lauded the MCE when he paid a working visit to the Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA) to inspect some of the mounted signages along various locations yesterday.

President John Dramani Mahama recently announced a September30, 2014 deadline for all MMDAs to embark on the street naming and property numbering exercise within their localities.

Mr. Julius Debrah was led by the MCE, Benjamin Angenu, to the workshop of DURATECH Signs, the contractor who produces the signages.

The Production Manager of DURATECH Signs, Mike Kwaku Ankra, explained the processes involved in the production of the signages, adding that they were produced from high quality metals and plates to last many years.

The minister later moved round to inspect some of the mounted signages along various streets within the Municipality, and expressed satisfaction with what he saw.

He mentioned some benefits of the street naming and property numbering project as easy description and identification of a location, data and revenue collection, flexibility in mobility, especially for the security agencies and Fire Service in times of emergencies, among others.

The Adentan Municipal Chief Executive, Benjamin Angenu, said the assembly received 1,284 proposed street names, out of which 968 were approved.

The Principal Planning Officer of MLGRD, Sylvanus Kofi Adzornu, said the on-going street naming exercise was based on a national policy framework and guidelines.

According to him, the scheduled officers in the MMDAs had been trained accordingly on how the system works in order to make the entire exercise quite flexible for them to handle.

He added that the Town and Country Planning offices had also taken delivery of a Geographic Information System Unit (GIS) and a ‘How To Do’ Manual to facilitate the process.

Mr. Sylvanus Adzornu was happy that the process, though has no terminal point as people have been putting up new infrastructure , would have a lot of benefits for the country, especially in the areas of economic planning, navigation devices in vehicles and other considerations.

A resident at Adentan who spoke to the DAILY GUIDE appealed to the authorities to involve teachers in implementing the exercise.

By Solomon Ofori

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