About 800 million cedis has been earmarked by the Jasikan District Assembly in the Volta Region towards rehabilitation work on four senior government staff quarters resulting from dilapidation due to neglect over the years.
Mr Solomon Kwame Donkor, District Chief Executive of Jasikan announced this at its Executive Committee meeting at Jasikan recently. He said the motive was to revive the maintenance culture, which seemed to be eluding Ghanaians and maintain the aesthetic value of such quarters to motivate the occupants for hard work to achieve national developmental goals.
Mr Donkor said financial support for the projects would be derived from the District Assemblies Common Fund, which constituted the first phase of rehabilitation in the district. He said Jasikan Demonstration Primary (A/B), Worawora Primary, Kute Roman Catholic Primary (A/B), Tapa Abotoase Primary and Nkonya Ntsumuru E. P. Primary Schools would benefit from the Ghana School Feeding Programme with support from NEPAD.
Mr Donkor said an estimate of 351 million cedis has been allocated for the construction of a dining room, store and a concrete platform for large size polytank, including the sub-structures and superstructures for the five schools to kick start the project in the district.
He said three "Farm Trac" tractors have been procured by the Assembly to be sold to prospective farmers/buyers at a subsidized cost of 160 million cedis with a down payment of 80 million cedis cash and the remaining spread over a three-year period.
Mr Donkor said the project was aimed at increasing agricultural production and productivity in the district in line with the President's Special Initiatives. He commended the Chiefs and people of Buem Nsuta for releasing a total of 200 acres of land as land banks for future agricultural ventures.