The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso East, Mr Nasser Mahama Toure, has inaugurated a bridge linking the Nima and Accra New Town communities, both in the Accra metropolis.
Residents of the two communities share similar cultural traits and engage in joint commercial activities on a daily basis but have only a road linking them which invariably leads to heavy traffic jam.
Last Wednesday, residents of the communities heaved a sigh of relief when another road constructed to link the two was inaugurated.
Mr Toure also inaugurated two other projects on the occasion. These included a sidewalk at the Nima Ashaiman Lorry station and a street at Nima named ‘Michigan’.
Even though the MP could not readily disclose the number of projects he had undertaken, he said, however, that he personally pre-financed the projects and was expecting to be reimbursed by the Department of Urban Roads.
He commended traditional leaders at Nima and its surrounding communities for their support towards the development of the constituency.
“Next week, together with executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ayawaso East a sod will be cut at the Al-Walid Basic School for construction of a secondary school at Nima.
“The community needs to invest in the education of its children for a better future,” he said.
On behalf of the constituents, the Chairman of the Council of Zongo Chiefs, Chief Umaru Baba Issah, commended the MP for initiating the projects.
According to him, Mr Toure had achieved more than his predecessors ever since the inception of the Fourth Republic.
“The new bridge, the renovated lorry park and the rehabilitated street will all promote socio-economic activities of the area and he must be commended,’’ he said.
Chief Issah also appealed to leaders in the community, particularly the management of the car park, to ensure that it was well maintained.