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11.05.2007 General News

OMA to spend ¢3.9 Billion on mandatory projects


The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) is to spend over ¢3.9 billion out of the total ¢8.8 billion allocated to it under the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) this year on ten mandatory projects and programmes.

These include the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Self-help Community projects, Municipal Response initiative on HIV/AIDS, Malaria control and National Training Programmes.

Others are Scholarship Scheme, Support to Municipal Sub-Structures, Support to the Physically Challenged, Sports and Culture and Contingencies.

Mr. Osei Asibey-Antwi, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister and Acting Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive announced at the assembly's general meeting at Obuasi.

He said ¢3.4 billion would be used to finance on-going projects and programmes whilst the ¢1.46 billion would be applied to service new projects and programmes.

The acting MCE named the completion of Horsey Park stores, construction of a library complex, rehabilitation of two labourers' quarters, five defective public septic latrines and the supply of 400 door to door refuse bins, as some of the on-going projects and programmes.

Other on-going projects included the construction of mortuary at the Obuasi Government Hospital, construction of five canteens/kitchens for schools hooked on the school feeding programme, GETFund projects at Mampamwhe and the supply of teak poles for rural electrification programme.

Mr. Asibey-Antwi said that part of the HIPC fund of ¢600 million released to the Assembly would be expended to construct three 16-seater vault chamber toilets at Diawoso, Dokyiwa and Ahansoyewodea.

The Deputy Minister added that the rest would be used to complete the six unit classroom block, office, store, library and a six-seater toilet at Kunka.

Source: GNA