The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has announced elaborate development plans for Accra which the government aims to undertake in the next four years as part of the redevelopment of the capital.
He said the education and transport sectors, trade and fishing industries were among the sectors that would witness major investments.
According to him, more modern school complexes, known as Millennium Schools, modern markets, technical and vocational training institutions, road networks and drainage systems, and factories would be built across the city for robust development.
Mr. Vanderpuije, who is vying for the Ablekuma South Parliamentary seat, said the new projects would add to those undertaken by the government to modernise the city.
Addressing hundreds of his supporters at a rally at Korle Gonno in Accra on Sunday, Mr. Vanderpuije said arrangement for most of the projects have been made, adding that construction works would soon start.
He cited the Salaga market and Tuesday market construction projects, which would start next month, as among the interventions to enhance markets in central Accra.
In addition, he said modern facilities would be provided to enhance the fishing industry, adding that the welfare of fishermen remained a priority for the government.
For skills training, he said the existing technical schools would be augmented with vocational schools to equip the youth with entrepreneurial skills, adding that more enterprises and factories would be established to create jobs for the youth.
He cited historic and monumental projects such as the new Kwame Nkrumah Interchange, new Lavender Hill Faecal Treatment Plant, asphalting of roads and job creation interventions as evidence of the development plan for the city.
“The government has great plans for Accra,” he said, and urged residents of Accra to vote massively to retain the government.
He also assured the people of Ablekuma South of his commitment to spearhead the development of the area, and promised jobs, increased access to education and skills training, as well as to facilitate support for businesses to flourish.
Mr. Vanderpuije cited the numerous infrastructural projects in the education, health, sanitation, water and road sectors, as well as other skills training and job creation interventions, which he has led the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to execute for the area and Accra in general, and urged the people to trust in his ability to deliver.
He urged the electorate to vote massively for development and progress of the country, saying the National Democratic Congress is the best bet for development.
By Edmund Mingle