Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam assembly to complete abandoned projects

BY: Gilbert Mawuli Agbey
Mr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson
Mr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Rev. Ransford Kwesi Nyarko, has stated that the district assembly is not in a hurry to start new projects because there are many abandoned projects at various stages of completion.

He noted that it was the priority of the government through the assembly to ensure that abandoned projects would be completed while the necessary steps would be taken to commence new ones for the benefit of the citizenry.

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He said in an attempt to ensure a balanced development across the district, the assembly had initiated steps to complete projects inherited from the previous administration, since already a lot of money had been invested in such projects

Town Hall meeting

Responding to some concerns from participants during a town hall meeting at Ajumako Besease in the Central Region last Tuesday, he indicated that the assembly had begun the process to tackle abandoned projects in the areas of health, education and roads which were dotted in the various communities in order to bring relief to the people.


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Participants during the open forum sought to find out from the (DCE) steps the assembly was taking to ensure the completion of particularly, the nursing and teacher training colleges and other road projects started by the erstwhile Mahama-led administration which had all been abandoned.

He stressed that the assembly had already completed some abandoned projects over the years and would continue to mobilise resources to complete the others in order to achieve the purpose for which such projects were undertaken.

He added that in an attempt to increase water supply in the district, a number of small town water systems would be constructed in some communities to bring relief to the people.

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Double track system

Touching on the double track system, he indicated that the system had become necessary due to the bold implementation of the free senior high school policy introduced by the government, noting that “the challenge of increase in student enrolment” had given rise to the new system.

He said the the government believed that no student should be left at home, hence the introduction of the double track system which was intended to surmount a major challenge that had arisen due to the free SHS policy.

Additionally, he called on Ghanaians to continue to reason and support the government in the implementation of its policies and programmes for the transformation of the district and the nation at large.

MP

For his part, Mr Cassiel Ato Baah Forson, the N ational Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, commended the government on its policies and programmes since they were meant to benefit Ghanaians.

He said he would work with the government to ensure the completion of the rest of the 188km road projects started by the previous government to facilitate the transportation of food items to market centres.

He further admonished the government to accept the criticisms of the opposition at all times since a strong opposition was essential to in every democratic dispensation, adding that ‘all the concerns of the minority were to ensure that policies are successfully implemented for the benefit of all’.