A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Source: A.M.A PR UNIT  |  Date Published: 14 Apr, 2016 08:12:20

  • A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
  • A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
  • A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
  • A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME
  • A.M.A EMBARKS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) has started its community outreach program that intends to educate its stakeholders on revenue performance of the assembly , sanitation issues ,the completed and on-going projects , the challenges and also take questions and suggestions from them.

The maiden edition which took place at the Freeman Methodist Church on Tuesday for stakeholders in the Ashiedu Keteke sub- metro.

Mr. Timothy Oman, the head of the planning department of the assembly addressing the stakeholders stated that, the revenue of the assembly has been increased drastically under the leadership of the Metro Chief Executive(MCE) of AMA ,Dr.Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije through his hard work over the last few years. The Assembly has been embarking on vigorous revenue generation resulting in over 100% increase.

“Revenue is the lifeblood of any institution or organization, the Assembly needs revenue to provide infrastructure and services for our people”, he averred.

He also stated that, out of the 20,000 bins, 12,000 bins have been distributed to the people of Ashiedu Keteke for garbage disposal in and waste management companies have been contracted to collect the bins when it is full.

Furthermore, there would be the construction of 3 storey ,18 unit classrooms for school children within Ashiedu Keteke and nearby communities in other for the school children to learn very hard, acquire knowledge and be a responsible citizen to the country.

In addition, the assembly would work hard to bring more developmental projects for the people of Ashiedu Keteke to help improve the lives of the people.

He added that, there would be a major improvement that would help fasten, boost the economic activities such as fishing, fishing processing, kenkey making, tourism and many others of the people in Ashiedu Keteke.

“AMA through Public Private Partnership(PPP) will be redeveloping seven markets within the ashiedu- keteke sub-metro this includes the Salaga Market,31st December Makola Market, PWD( Kwasiadwaso) Market, London Market, Kantamanto Market ,Rawlings Park and Accra Community Centre to change the face of Accra and help increase the revenue of the assembly” he said.

Mr. Emmanuel Botchway, the chairman of Ashiedu Keteke sub metro, advised the residents to stop dumping refuse into gutters in other to prevent any disaster and outbreak of diseases within the community.

He added that, the national sanitation day is not only the work of the assembly but each person should involve himself or herself during the clean- up exercise in other to keep the surroundings, community and the country free from filth.

Furthermore, Mr. Emmanuel Botchway stated that, the assembly members are discussing with the assembly to help introduce new road signs that would benefit both passengers and drivers to get to their various destination.

He also added that, anybody who would not seek permit from the assembly before blocking the roads for any ceremonial purpose would be dealt with accordingly to the laws of the assembly.

Madam Rose ,a concerned market woman, pleaded with the assembly to employ city guards who would monitor and arrest anybody who dumps refuse into gutters.

Issah, a unit committee member suggested that, the sub –metros should help speak to the assembly to support the unit committee members in other to motivate them to work vigorously during the sanitation days that takes place in the country and in various communities as well.

The people who attended the august occasion were stakeholders such as opinion leaders, market executives, market women and concerned citizens.

There are 7 electoral areas under Asiedu Keteke sub-metro and they are Ngleshie,Mudor,Kinka,Nmlitsagonno,Korle Wokonko,Amamomo and Korle Dudor.

Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro is one of the 10 Sub-Metropolitan District councils in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and has a population of 117,525 according to the 2010 population and housing census.

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