The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ablekuma Central municipality, Madam Mariama Karley Amui, has said the assembly has planned to tackle sanitation problems in the area.
Sanitation, she observed, was a major issue that needed urgent attention in the area, particularly indiscriminate disposal of refuse.
Madam Amui in an exclusive interview with the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said the assembly was collaborating with waste contractors such as Zoomlion and others operating in the area, to resume house-to-house refuse collection.
According to her, sanitation, if not taken seriously was likely to compromise the health of residents of the municipality, saying, “The situation must not be allowed to continue.”
Madam Amui said the assembly would commit part of the GHȻ2 million seed money given to the municipality by the government, to address poor sanitation, at Sukura, Zamrama and Town Council Line as well as Abossey Okai and Zongo Junction, Ayigbe Town and Lartebiokorshie, the municipal capital.
She said the assembly would construct a vocational training centre through a public private partnership, to equip the youth with hands-on-practical employable skills that would expose them to various job opportunities.
Madam Amui said the assembly would use part of the GhȻ 2 million seed money, for the rehabilitation of roads, and the construction of storm drains and culverts, to prevent flooding.
She disclosed that the assembly would seek partnership with investors to construct a factory in the municipality, to provide job opportunities for the teeming youth.
To curb crime rate in the area, Madam Amui disclosed that the assembly had started a street lighting project in all electoral areas, saying, “Thankfully, the Ministry of Energy already donated some 200 street light bulbs for the streetlight project.”
Commenting on the health of the people, the MCE said a new community health centre was almost completed at Sabon Zongo estate (Town Council Line) under the MP Common Fund to bring quality health care delivery to the doorstep of the people.
Regarding revenue mobilisation, Madam Amui said the assembly would generate its revenue from property rates, business permits, lorry parks and market tolls.
She therefore called on residents to cooperate with the assembly, by paying their taxes for the development of the area.
BY NORMAN COOPER