Obuasi, March 29, GNA - The first incinerator to be built by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly at the cost of 80 million cedis has been inaugurated at Kwabenakwakrom, near Obuasi.
The incinerator is a pilot project of the Assembly to assess how effectively it would help in the management of refuse in the municipality. It was funded under the HIPC initiative.
Inaugurating it, Mr Joseph Kwadwo Boampong, the acting Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, gave the assurance that the government would do everything to ensure peace and stability in the country. He criticised the manner in which the 'Wahala' demonstration was being organised, saying, "Ex-President Rawlings' utterances were a complete disgrace to the country's presidency".
Mr Boampong said the progress the country had made within the last four years would not be overturned.
"Ghana is moving forward, not backward", he declared. The acting MCE commended the people for recognising all the development projects that had been undertaken by the NPP government in the area.
"By year 2008, you will witness more of these project", he said. Mr Boampong said the building of the incinerator formed part of measures to improve sanitation in the municipality. He charged Unit Committee members to strictly ensure the proper use of the incinerator so that the Assembly could be encouraged to do more in other communities.
Mr Abdulai Hussein, Assemblyman, praised the Assembly and the MCE for the number of development projects that had been undertaken in the Kwabenakwakrom electoral area.
They included a six-unit classroom blocks at Mampamhwe and Kwabenakwakrom, extension of electricity to four communities, provision of 100 bags of cement to support drainage system at Domiabra and the resurfacing of Mampamhwe-Nyamesomyede feeder road.
Mr Hussein, however, appealed to the Assembly to construct a market and new junior secondary school block at Kwabenakwakrom. Nana Kwadu Kessieko II, Kwabenakwakromhene, who presided, appealed to Ghanaians to accept the increases in petroleum prices in good faith and not to do anything that would disturb the peace in the country.