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05.06.2007 Regional News

People in Awutu-Effutu-Senya asked to pay counterpart funding

By GNA

Mr. Stephen Opoku Tufuor, the Central Regional Director of Community Water and Sanitation Agency, has appealed to members of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly to educate their people on the need to pay their counterpart funds to ensure smooth execution of projects.

He said this at a day's orientation workshop for members of the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly at Winneba organised by the Water and Sanitation Agency in collaboration with the district assembly.

Among issued discussed were strategies to be adopted for communities to honour their five percent counterpart funds on projects such as hand dug wells, boreholes and public places of convenience.

He said out of a total of 155 million cedis to be paid by communities as counterpart fund for development projects, only 49 million cedis have been settled.

Mr. Tufuor said this had resulted in the projects that started in 2005 to be at standstill.

Mr. Solomon Abbam-Quaye, the District Chief Executive, urged the assembly members to step up education to enable their people to pay their counterpart funds.

He said the assembly did not have the capacity to pay the full cost of development projects.

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