Ayawaso Municipal Assembly takes media to inspect projects

Hon. Sandra Owusu-Ahinkorah inspecting the school feeding kitchen

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ayawaso West Wuogon Municipal Assembly Mrs Sandra Owusu-Ahinkorah alongside her assembly members took a section of the media on an inspection tour of the assembly’s ongoing developmental projects.

The projects included the rehabilitation of the Star Village School located at East Legon, two local roads rehabilitation around the A&C Mall and Shiashe, and the construction of a 6-unit classroom block at the Abelenkpe School.

This according to the MCE is a gesture aimed at accounting to the taxpayers within her assembly.

The MCE in November 2019 announced that about three million dollars had been spent on tarring roads in the municipality. These funds are said to be the assembly’s internally generated funds.

Speaking to the media she said “we made up our mind to tour some specific projects. From 2019 we started so many projects and we needed to account to the people.”

Projects

Star Village School renovation: The renovation saw the replacements of the schools, doors, windows and painting of the buildings, etc in the entire school. The contractor is believed to be about 85 to 90% done.

Rehabilitated doors

Madam Ahinkorah charged the students to take charge in protecting the school property. She said “protect what we have done, be in charge. Protect it so it can last. Most of you have younger siblings that will pass through and you don’t want them to suffer.”

Uncompleted 2-unit school feeding kitchen building

There is also the construction of a 2-unit school feeding kitchen on the school premises.

On the essence of the kitchen, the MCE said “the reason the school feeding kitchen is a priority to us is that most of our school feeding caterers prepare the food from home.  We can’t really monitor the conditions under which they prepare the food. The water, quantity, quality, and ingredients. So with this, the coordinators can come on-site to ensure good hygienic conditions.”

The construction is expected to be completed the end of March.

Local roads. The assembly late last year cut the sod for local roads in its five electoral areas which were approximately about 1 km each.

Rehabilitated 900m road at East Legon

The tarring of a 900m stretch road was underway, to be completed within the next few months. A road which had been a bother to constituents living in the area, over the years, due to its dusty nature.

Also, a 450m stretch is also near finishing around Shiashe.

Detailing the road projects, Municipal Roads Engineer Domingo Liketin said “what you are seeing now is not the finished surface, it’s a prima seal. After about a month, the final seal will be put on it and then the work will be done. And this is one of our local roads project, we have a number of them.”

Ayawaso MCE engaging with Municipal Roads Engineer, Domingo

He went on “here is East Legon, we have others at Shiashe, Dzorwulu, Roman Ridge and then Westlands. Presently works at East Legon and Shiashe are ongoing. The contractor is now mobilizing to go to Dzorwulu and Westland’s. So that’s the situation.”

Classroom Block Construction: The assembly is undertaking the construction of a 6-unit classroom at the Abelenkpe School. This according to the contractor will have its first phase completed in 60 days.

The MCE revealed that the building had to be raised to that level due to the lack of land space.

6-unit classroom block at Abelenkpe

Pull Vehicles: The MCE commissioned two brand new Nissan Pull-up trucks for the assembly.

2 Nissan pull-up trucks for revenue collection

Cutting sod for the vehicles she said “last year we bought 3 pick-ups. We’ve bought two again.  Because of the arrangement of homes, collecting revenue is difficult. So these two new pickups will assist to collect and ultimately boost revenue.

She said they are mainly for revenue and site inspection, adding that they were purchased from the assembly’s common fund.

Madam Owusu Ahinkorah further reiterated her office’s mandate of accounting to its constituents.

“We have to account to the people, and that is what will motivate them to pay their property rate, business operating permits etc.,” she said.

She insisted that all projects the assembly were funded the assembly’s internally generated funds.

On the revenue data for the assembly since its inception in 2018, she disclosed the assembly hit 5.94 million cedis in revenue in 2018. The figures then rose up to a whopping 10 9.68 million cedis in 2019.  She hopes to hit more than 12 million cedis this year.

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM

 

 

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