Ashaiman resorts to high rise buildings to save land


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By Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA

Ashaiman. Feb. 14, GNA – Mr. Albert Boakye
Okyere, Chief Executive Officer, Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), says  Assembly would encourage vertical
construction to partly address the challenge of spatial planning in Ashaiman.

The MCE, who made the revelation during the
Assembly’s Meet-The-Press series in Ashaiman, said the Municipality had no
space to spare hence  the need to
construct high rise buildings to accommodate its teeming population.

Mr. Okyere further explained that, ASHMA would
soon engage the residents to build consensus on how to reconstruct some
decongested communities to achieve the vision of developing Ashaiman into a
modern city.

The Municipal Chief Executive again stated
that many houses in the Municipality occupied vast land space, yet was unable
to accommodate many people, saying high rise buildings would be the best
alternative for the people of Ashaiman

He explained that Ashaiman had become a
commercial hub and was attracting all manner of persons hence the increase in

Mr. Okyere showcased the achievements,
programmes and policies of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly in all the facets of
the economy since the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) assumed office in
January 2017

The 2020 Meet-The-Press series by the Ashaiman
Municipal Assembly was on the theme, ‘Making Ashaiman a 24-hours livable city.