AMA boss tours sub metros; inspects progress of infrastructure projects

AMA boss tours sub metros; inspects progress of infrastructure projects

The Mayor of Accra, Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, has paid a working visit to some communities in the metropolis to inspect the progress of work on the construction of some infrastructural projects. 


The projects she inspected included sanitation court, to prosecute sanitation offences and enhance the city's efforts towards maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards; a school project at Avenor; a 3-story 18-unit classroom block and a 3-unit nursery block with a computer laboratory, library, laboratories, and playground for the Independence Avenue Cluster of Schools.

One of the schools

She also inspected a two-story medical storage facility at the Mamprobi Hospital as well as a modern abattoir at Jamestown.

The AMA Chief Executive in an interview with the media after the tour, stressed the importance of the infrastructural projects in driving socio-economic development and improving the quality of life for residents in the AMA catchment areas.

She expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the visited projects, reiterating the assembly's commitment to completing the projects within the stipulated timelines.

Madam Sackey explained that the establishment of a dedicated sanitation court in the AMA reflects the city's commitment to addressing sanitation challenges through the enforcement of its byelaws, adding that any individual caught littering and dumping refuse indiscriminately would be dealt with by the law.

Newly furnished classroom

She noted the construction of the Avenor School project, aimed at improving access to quality education in the metropolis, would also provide conducive learning environments for all children of school-going age in the city.  

Touching on the two-story medical storage facility at the Mamprobi hospital, the Mayor said the project sought to, among other things, support the healthcare infrastructure in the city, providing vital aid for efficient medical supply management and storage. 

Ms. Sackey reaffirmed the city's commitment to prioritise infrastructural development initiatives that directly impact the lives of residents, adding that with a steadfast commitment, the AMA remains poised to achieving its vision of a fair and resilient city with equal socio-economic opportunities for all.

She highlighted that the decision to construct a modern abattoir in Accra comes in response to longstanding challenges faced by the city's meat processing industry, including inadequate facilities, outdated infrastructure, and poor sanitation practices.

One of the new projects under construction

"Considering the increasing urban population and rising demands for meat products in Accra, there is a pressing need to modernise the sector to ensure compliance with international standards and best practices. The new abattoir we are constructing in Jamestown will revolutionise meat processing operations in Accra by incorporating state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. It will be designed to meet stringent hygiene requirements, with dedicated areas for slaughtering, processing, and packaging, all adhering to strict quality control measures," she said.

The first female Mayor of the City of Accra also used the opportunity to engage community members and stakeholders, regarding the ongoing projects and other related subjects. 

She was accompanied by a Deputy Director of Administration, Samuel Tutuani, officials from the Works Department, and other members of management.

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