Assin North Assembly To Complete Ongoing Projects
The Assin North Municipal Assembly (ANMA) has said it will not award new contracts apart from the mandatory projects or contract of urgency to enable them complete the numerous projects that were either ongoing or had been abandoned for years.
Mr Patrick Affum Ampomah, the Presiding Member (PM) who disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, said the Assembly was determined to complete all of its ongoing projects across the Municipality by the end of 2018.
The measure, he said would help remove the backlog of stalled projects initiated by the Assembly to pave way for new initiatives going forward.
Mr Ampomah stated that the Assembly was poised to facilitate ongoing infrastructural projects in the areas of roads, health, education, water, markets, sanitation and environment.
To this end, he mentioned that the Achiano-Armah, Anhwiasu Nkwanta-Abaase NO 2, Sienchem-Kwaku Adu, Nyarduam-Asamang roads would be constructed while pot-hole patching of 1200 kilometres would also be done on the Asempameye-Kushea road.
According to him, the projects, some of which were near completion, or were at mid-point, were funded through the District Assemblies' Common Fund (DACF), District Development Fund (DDF), and the MP's Common Fund (MPCF) and other donor agencies.
'Government through the Urban Roads Department has also awarded contract for the rehabilitation of the St. Andrews Junction to Fosu College of Education by-pass among other on-going grading works which when completed will ease vehicular traffic congestion in the Municipality,' he added.
Touching on sanitation, Mr Ampomah said every Friday had been set aside as a sanitation day as part of the collective approach to effectively rid the Municipality of filth, stench and other souring unsanitary conditions.
In addition to that, he cited the completion of some toilet facilities as a gradual way of phasing out the numerous public toilets, explaining that ideally public toilets were meant for visitors and were located close to public institutions, markets and communities that were in dire need to enable the public to have access to sanitary facilities.
Mr Ampomah said the Assembly would rigidly enforce the bye-laws to compel landlords to construct toilet facilities in their homes.
He said though recent decongestion exercises by the Assembly had displaced scores of traders, the move was to pave way for the reconstruction of town roads to open up the area to attract investments and boost economic activities.
He encouraged Assembly members to come up with a comprehensive needs assessment to determine the specific areas for capacity building and logistics deployment in order to ensure that zonal councils and the unit committees were adequately resourced for them to discharge their functions efficiently.
Mr Ampomah commended the Traditional leaders for their various self-help development initiatives and urged them to come out with suggestions that would help develop the municipality.