Shama District Assembly resolves to complete projects

Shama, Feb. 23, GNA – The Shama District Assembly has expressed its determination to complete all of its ongoing projects across the district, by the end of the year.

To achieve the target, it is not going to award new contracts apart from the mandatory projects, which are the Community Health Immunisation Project (CHIP) compounds and classroom blocks.

Mr Eric Cobbina, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Shama, stated, on Monday, that care was being taken so that the 22 ongoing projects would not be unduly delayed.

Mr Cobbina, who was inspecting some of these projects, however, expressed satisfaction with the work done so far.

The projects are in the areas of Social Health, Education, and the Environment.

They comprise school blocks, water closet/aqua toilet facilities, community centres, sports stadium, markets, stall, stores, lorry parks, drains, community centres, offices for the Area Council, football parks, a town water facility and a public bath house.

He said the projects, some of which were near completion, or were at mid-point, were funded through the District Assemblies’ Common Fund, District Development Fund, and the MPs Common Fund.

The DCE said the Government was constructing a 10.4 kilometre- asphaltic road from Asemasa to link the Anlo Beach Road, which on completion, would not only help in the facilitation of food stuffs also open up the areas to the marketing centres to boost economic trade and generate revenue for the District.

He said the Government was also providing the District with 50 new 20 seater -water closet toilet facilities; and expressed gratitude to the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Mr Gabriel Essielfie, who facilitated the project.

Mr Cobbina said the completion of the project would gradually phase out the numerous public toilets, explaining that ideally public toilets were meant for visitors and were located close to public institutions, such as markets, to enable the public to have access to sanitary facilities.

The Assembly, he said, would, therefore, rigidly enforce the bye-law on landlords to construct toilet facilities in their homes or face the law.

After the familiarisation tour, Mr Cobbina remarked: ‘I refused to sign for funds for the contractors to continue with the projects until I had seen things for myself but with what I have seen I will now sign for the projects to go on’.

Mr Wisdom Ahiawodzie, the Head of the District Works Department of the District, warned that the non performing contractors would have their contracts abrogated and re-awarded in order to meet the deadline.


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