Obuasi Assembly embraces massive dev’t

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) is to pursue numerous development programmes this year to improve the lives of the citizenry.

Richard Ofori  Agyeman Boadi, Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who announced this at his first press soiree at Obuasi called for more collaboration between the media and assembly, saying that journalists are important partners in development.

“The media is a partner in development and as an assembly such collaboration is needed since the assembly is pursuing active programmes to improve infrastructure in education,” he stressed.

He pointed out that at the Christ the King Catholic Senior High School, a new administration block would be completed while the construction of an Obuasi campus of the University of Science and Technology would start in September this year. In addition there would be a vocational training centre to begin this year.

Mr. Boadi said a by-pass project to link Mousin Valley through to the main Obuasi-Kumasi road to enhance movement of traffic in the Obuasi township would also begin this year.

The Municipal Chief Executive admitted the challenges the assembly was facing in the area of environment since a lot of resources was being spent on sanitation.

He however commended the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for introducing a number of initiatives to enhance sanitation in the country.

Mr. Afful Boakye Yiadom, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of the Obuasi Division who briefed the media on the security in the municipality said most common crimes were assault, child neglect and petty stealing.

He indicated that the incidence of armed robbery was low as a result of security measures the division had put in place.

ACP Boakye added that though the Obuasi-Dunkwa stretch was prone to robbery, no robbery had been recorded for the past five months.

The Divisional Commander said the police was to partner traditional authorities and social welfare officers to help reduce cases of child related issues including neglect in the municipality.GNA

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