26.01.2016 Social News

People of Bongo call for completion of market project

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Bongo (U/E) Jan. 26, GNA - The Chiefs and people of the Bongo Traditional area, have appealed to the government to complete the Jubilee Market that was started in 2007.

The Paramount Chief, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyarum and the District Chief Executive, Mr Alexis Ayamdor made the appeal when the District Assembly awarded the construction of a 10- seater water closet toilet facility at the project site.

The market project was designed to have market stalls, stores, shades, pre-school and an abattoir among other facilities.

When completed it would help boost the internally generated fund of the assembly.

The Paramount Chief who commended the District Assembly for taking up the initiative to do something about the abandoned market, impressed upon the government to come to the aid of the Assembly to help complete the project.

The project was estimated to cost GH₵ 100,000.00 and the Assembly would use part of the District Development Facility fund to complete it, says the DCE.

He indicated that the market has a great potential for business as it is close to the neighouring countries like Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali.

He said 'A lot of traders and businessmen have expressed interest for the market stalls, stores and shades.

'The District and its environs abound in agro related activities and also shares border with our neighbouring countries such as Burkina Faso and Togo. This is a great opportunity we have to explore'.

Mr Ayamdor who touched on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, said the Assembly is mindful of its implication on health and so this year, it has budgeted to help address the phenomenon.

He said the Assembly through the support of UNICEF would embark upon a vigorous Community Led Sanitation in all communities in the District to help curb open defecation as well as sink boreholes in non-fluoride areas to help provide potable water to the people.

He said the Assembly is in contact with the Ghana Water Company to extend the treatment of water from the Vea Dam to the District.

Mr Ayamdor said the District had fulfilled its mandate to construct two CHPS compounds each year.


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