Francis Cofie, GNA
Accra, Nov. 17, GNA
– The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly has performed separate sod-cutting
ceremonies for work to start on four projects in the area to enhance
These are the
construction of a clinic at Christian Village, a police station at Lapaz Bambolino,
an 18-unit classroom at Akweteyman and an Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) Centre at the Fadama Cluster of Schools.
Mr Ishmael Ashietey,
the Greater Accra Regional Minister, at the sod-cutting for the police station
project, said it was part of government’s efforts to provide security to the
people, which would be extended to other communities.
He said by this
effort the incidence of crime would be reduced for the citizens to go about
their normal duties without fear.
commended the Assembly for the number of projects it had initiated, saying;
“this attests to the fact that it has the development of the Municipality at
He urged residents
to obtain permits before putting up structures, especially for business
purposes, to avoid their property being demolished.
“The Assembly has
the right and the mandate within the coded law to determine the use of lands
under its jurisdiction.”
Mr Boye Laryea, the
Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive, said all the four projects had been
awarded on contract and work would soon start, and expected to be completed
within six months.
He said the Assembly
had been receiving support from residents and the two Members of Parliament for
the area; Mr Fuseini Issah, Okaikwei North, and Mr Patrick Buamah, Okaikwei
Central, and that, with a united front, it would meet its development
Meet-the-Press after the sod-cutting, Mr Laryea said contracts had been awarded
for the rehabilitation of deplorable roads in the Municipality and work would
soon start to ease the challenges residents face.
Mr Laryea asked the
residents to be patient with the young Assembly as it was in the process of
tackling all developmental challenges and urged them not to condone wrongdoing
by shielding those who broke the law.
Enim-Nyarko, the Municipal Finance Officer, said the revenue target for 2019
was GH¢5.2 million and so far it had realised GH¢3,381,557.84, which
represented about 65 per cent.