The Resident Engineer of LAMDA Consult, a consulting firm in charge of the GUMP Projects (Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project), Kofi Hayford, says the project will be completed by June this year, after initial hiccups that nearly scuttled work on the much anticipated project.
President Mahama on Monday May 7, 2012, launched the 40.5 million Euros pilot programme funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to improve the living conditions in urban areas for inhabitants of the four selected cities of Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Tamale and Ho.
The Ho Project comprise the construction a modern abattoir, an engineer landfill site, and reconstruction of the Ho Central market at a cost of 28 million Ghana cedis.
Following its launch in Ho, the project suffered delays for almost four years which according to government, was due to “bureaucratic” processes.
But during a recent inspection tour by the Volta Regional Minister, Hellen Adjoa Ntosu, the Engineer at the site hinted that facilities would be ready for use by June this year.
“Hopefully, we would be completing the project in June. So far we are about 62% done. The structural framework is the most tedious work, but now the structural framing is done. So all that we have to do, is the partitioning and other electrical works which are not tedious”.
The Volta Regional Minister on her part, expressed satisfaction about the progress of work so far. She also used the opportunity to meet with market women in the Ho Market to discuss government’s projects and plans for the region.
By King Nobert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana