The Ga South Municipal Assembly has acquired 780 street lights for installation in all its 26 electoral areas in the municipality.
The installation of the street lights is to improve security in the area and curb the incidence of armed robbery.
In addition, the assembly is supporting the municipal security committee in its security operations in the municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ga South, Mr Joseph Nyarni Stephen, disclosed this at the last general meeting of the assembly for the year at Weija last Thursday.
He explained that there were still security issues that threatened the peace and stability of the municipality.
The MCE, however, expressed the hope that with the cooperation and support of the traditional authorities, assembly members and all stakeholders, the security situation would greatly improve in the coming months.
Planting for Food and Jobs
Mr Nyarni Stephen said under the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative, a district centre for agriculture, commerce and technology would be established to enhance the government’s drive for industrial revolution in the country.
He explained that agricultural experts from the centre would assist in selecting and developing two crops and livestock through value addition.
That, he said, would attract investors into the agro processing area in the municipality to add value to agricultural produce for domestic and industrial use.
He said the Ga South Municipal Assembly, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, had selected vegetables as its area of cropping because it had comparative advantage.
He said the proposal had been sent to the Ministries of Trade and Industry, Food and Agriculture and Local Government and Rural Development for consideration under the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative.
Under education, Mr Nyarni Stephen pledged to abolish the shift system in schools by the end of the year 2020.
He said as a result, the assembly had introduced a number of interventions with the provision of 1,300 dual and mono-desks for distribution to schools in the municipality.
The schools include the Aplaku M.A Basic School; the Langma Basic School; Domeabra M.A Basic School; the Hobor M.A Basic School; the Okoman M.A Basic School and the Konkon Basic School.
The MCE cautioned assembly members to exercise restraint while the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development settled the boundary dispute between the assembly and the Awutu Senya East District Assembly in the Central Region.