Major facelift for Sagnarigu municipality

mariam 1Most roads in the Sagnarigu municipality of the Northern Region have now been lit following the restoration of streetlights that had hitherto broken down.

Other streets in the municipality would also get a facelift and fixed with lights.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Mariam Iddrisu, who disclosed this in an interview on Friday, said darkness in the municipality would soon become a thing of the past.

She said the broken and faulty streetlights in Gurugu, Kanvili, Gumani Junction, Kamina Barracks, Wovogu and Wovoguma all in the municipality have been restored to provide security for residents.

Mrs. Iddrisu said the streetlights were fixed with money from the assembly’s internal generated funds (IGF).

She said it is the goal of the assembly to develop the municipality and help improve the living standards of the residents, adding that, “for the past six months since my assumption of office as the MCE, I have put the assembly on the spotlight and this has become a centre of attraction for investors”.

Mrs. Iddrisu said the lack of security lights in Sagnarigu was a threat to lives and property, adding that the assembly has resolved to ensure that all communities are connected to the national grid.

She said the municipality was faced with many challenges but expressed optimism that some of these challenges would soon be dealt with.

The MCE said the assembly has outlined some plans to improve on its IGF mobilisation and that among the strategies being put in place includes setting up a computerised database for all registered businesses.

In this regard, she said, the assembly has tasked all assembly members and electoral area coordinators to gather data of all small scale businesses in their various communities.

“The assembly would introduce an electronic system of revenue collection and engage more revenue collectors to increase its revenue base.

“All businesses in the municipality would be made to register on e-zwich so that revenue can be collected via the e-zwich system to prevent embezzlement and for which at least 20 per cent of the IGF can be used for physical projects.”

Mrs. Iddrisu said the assembly also has plans to build an ultra-modern market, open up the road network system and the establishment of a municipal hospital.

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