By: Okunyin Boaz Orlan-Hackman
Chiefs in some of the beneficiary communities where the Assembly is currently undertaking development projects have highly commended the Assembly for the initiatives following an inspecting tour of the project sites.
The Assembly early in this year cut sods for the construction of a number of projects as part of its Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP), 2014-2017.
These included the construction of a maternity and children’s block for the Abokobi Health Centre, a single-storey Abokobi District Police Station and a Market for Abokobi.
Others were the construction and tarring of the Abokobi-Sesemi road and construction of culvert and reshaping of the Sesemi-Akporman-Boi road to link the communities as well as the rehabilitation of the Taifa 2 Community Junior High School.
The inspection tour, organized by the Planning Unit, is a routine exercise, and afforded the stakeholders which included officials from the Assembly, Chiefs and Assembly members of the respective communities, the opportunity to assess the state of work done, the challenges and offered suggestions for the way forward.
The project sites toured included the Taifa Community Clustre of Schools where the stakeholders inspected the reinforcement work on the single-storey structure of the Taifa 2 Community Junior High School which had reportedly been vibrating and wobbling whenever the pupils and teachers entered.
The Municipal Works Engineer, Mr Bismark Boateng lauded the contractor working on the Taifa 2 Community JHS for the speedy and quality work done while a representative of the Taifa Chief, Nana Ansah Yaw, Taifa Adehyehene, also expressed satisfaction with the contractor’s work.
The Headmistress of the Taifa 2 Community JHS, Mrs Augustina Brown was delighted to see the reinforcement works completed which according to her had come as a huge relief to the pupils, teachers and other stakeholders of the school who had lived in constant fear in the past when they began to experience vibrations and wobbling of the structure.
Mr Paulson Adjadjah, the contractor, said he used the best quality material for the reinforcement and assured the stakeholders of the durability and safety of the completed work.
The team then moved to Abokobi where the inspected the ongoing works on the Abokobi Market Centre, the Abokobi District Police Station and the Maternity/Children’s block for the Abokobi Health Centre which were all far ahead of schedule.
They also inspected construction works on the Abokobi-Sesemi road which is expected to be tarred, the completed culvert and reshaped Sesemi-Akporman-Boi road and the Food Vendors’ Market at the Assembly’s premises.
Speaking at a meeting after the inspection tour, the Chiefs of Abokobi, Sesemi and Boi expressed great satisfaction with the progress of work on the projects within two months of commencement.
They thanked the Assembly for the initiatives and commended the contractors for the speedy work and cooperation with them.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. John Kwao Sackey encouraged the stakeholders to be frequent at the various sites to acquaint themselves with the progress of work and to motivate the contractors to put in maximum effort to ensure the completion of work on schedule.
There were contributions from other stakeholders including engineers from the Department of Urban Roads and Works as well as the Municipal Planning Officer.
PIX OF SITES INSPECTION