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Media Briefing On Develop In West Akim Municipality (E/R)

The West Akim Municipal Assembly has showcased what it described as development projects embarked upon so far in the Lower West Akim Constituency ever since the NDC government assumed office in 2009.

 At a media briefing dubbed “The State of the Better Ghana Agenda in Lower Akim Constituency”, the Communications Officer, Okoh Agyemang enumerated what he described as various development projects completed.

Delivering a paper, he said the NDC government was committed to fulfilling its campaign promises of investing in people.

According to him, the educational sector had seen improvement adding that about 70% of all development projects at the local level bothered on education. That he said was very impressive.

Outlining the facilities under education he said there had been construction and rehabilitation of classroom blocks, rehabilitation of residential facilities, and other infrastructural facilities.

 

Mr. Agyemang said the effort was geared towards increasing accessibility to quality education in the municipality and ensuring that the sector gave hope and opportunity to all.

He said the Assembly had acquired and cleared a 20-acre land for the construction of one of the 200 Community Day Senior High Schools that President John Mahama had promised.

Touching on Water and Sanitation he said the NDC administration had done a lot.

 

He said there had been a construction of mechanised bore-holes, and expansion of water projects.

 

That, he noted include 15 km expansion of pipe lines of various sizes and 3 reservoirs, to make pipe-borne water available to the inhabitants.

On health the Communication Officer said there had been construction of CHPS compound at Ammako and Awaham. 

 

He also mentioned that a new children’s ward was under construction at Asamankese Government Hospital, which he said was 95% complete, adding that there was also a construction of a 40-bed capacity maternity ward at the same hospital, which he said was 90% complete.

 

He indicated that there was on-going road construction in the municipality.

Touching on energy he alluded that the country was facing a challenge. He used the occasion to appeal to President Mahama to expedite actions on the delivery of the promise he said he had made during the State of the Nation Address, of fixing the energy crisis.

On social intervention and employment he said the NDC government had initiated various programmes in the municipality which he said were impacting positively on the lives of the ordinary Ghanaians.

He mentioned those interventions among others, as the Afforestation Programme, Free Exercise and Textbooks, Expansion of School Feeding Programme, and LEAP.

That he said had led to a significant improvement of the people in most communities within the municipality.

He added that the Street Naming and Property Address Programme, were ongoing in the municipality.

Mr. Agyemang used the occasion to commend the West Akim Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. George Mensah Akpalu on what he described as his effort in ensuring that the government’s development agenda succeeded in the municipality.

The MCE took his turn to address the concerns raised by the media about the said development in the municipality.

In an exclusive interview the Municipal Information Officer, Mr. Tom Aquinas Sambah, Mr Akpalu said the spate of development in the municipality was promising. He appealed to the inhabitants to rally behind the government to succeed in its development agenda, to better the lot of the ordinary citizens.

 

Source: ISD (Tom Aquinas Sambah)

 

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