The Municipal Chief Executive of Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA), Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah has outlined some major achievements and developmental projects ongoing in the municipality since he took over office.

He said, his vision is to facilitate the improvement of quality of life of the residents within its jurisdiction through equitable provision of services.

The MCE disclosed this on Friday at the meet-the-press series schedule for Municipal, Metropolitan, District Assemblies (MMDAs) to outline their various ongoing projects and achievements in the community.

Nii-Noi Adumuah touched on areas like Agriculture, Infrastructure development, local economic development, roads, security, justice system, health, sanitation education, street naming and property addresses system, social inclusiveness and vulnerability, LEAP and other relevant ongoing projects.

On Agriculture

Touching on agriculture, the MCE said since agriculture contributes immensely to the national GDP and also creates employment, the assembly is promoting Urban/Peri-Urban agriculture due to limited land space in the municipality.
He, however, said, about 200 farmers in the Adentan municipality have benefitted from various training programmes and technical activities through visits to the homes and their farms including the introduction of backyard fish farming, livestock, vegetable and Aquaponics.

Infrastructure Development
According to the Adentan MCE, several infrastructure projects are under review which includes the constructions of ultra-mordern classroom block in Adenta and Ashiyie, 3 storey court complex at Fafraha, clinic at Adjiringanor with completion of phase-1.

Others are constructions of office complex at Amanfrom, staff bungalows at lakeside estate, 12 unit classroom block with ancillary facilities at New Legion, Kitchen facilities, restructuring of corn millers shops into offices at Ogbojo for the Zonal Council among others.

Sanitation
In the area of sanitation, Nii-Noi Adumuah indicated that the Assembly has engaged with some waste collection companies to provide services to residents in the municipality adding, “we will continue to co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of their performance.,”

In addition, he said, the assembly has mounted about 12 Central containers at vantage places like the markets, accessible and low income communities to enable residents dispose of garbages that is more acceptable and better to the environment

” the assembly continues to educate residents on its sanitation bye-laws and also undertake regular inspection of the communities for enforcement. We also have plans to partner other institutions and possibly for the construction of a material recovery site to ensure waste collected can be disposed of effectively, ” he added.

He further noted that, the assembly has commenced with the waste segregation project that would ensure residents segregate their waste at source or at generation time, stating that, the project is still at the pilot stage, which would allow some communities and schools across the municipality vigorously implement such policy.

The MCE again added that the assemblies have benefited from the GAMA Sanitation and Water project undertaken by the government which have ensure the construction of about 1,800 household toilet facilities in the municipality..

” We came and met about only 204 household toilet facilities in the municipality but through the GAMA project, we have added 1,800 to the already existing ones in the communities including distribution of bins to schools and public places,” he said.

Education

According to the Adentan Chief Executive, the assembly has seen a significant surge of development in the education sector to ensure accessibility and quality across the municipality.

He indicated that several projects are ongoing under the education unit including provision for desks and furniture.
” the assembly at the beginning of this year commenced the construction of a three-storey 18 unit classroom block at New Legon to cater for school children who have had to commute to other communities to attend school over the years.

It is believe that this would bring relief to both children and parents residing in that area through improved access,” the MCE indicated.

Local Economic Development
On the economic development, the Adentan MCE disclosed that the European Union (EU) has taken the mandate to support the assembly and the Center for Local Governance Advocacy and Local Governance Network with funding to implement about 2 local economic development projects like mushroom production and fish for development projects (FIDEP) in the municipality.

“So far, over 5,500 people have been trained to produce mushroom along the value chain, 48 farmers including 12 people with disabilities (PWDs) have been given support with an amount of GHs 92,000 without interest,” he stated.

He said, under Government’s flagship program!me “Planting for food and Jobs”, about 493 (both men and women) have benefited from the initiative through providing subsidized seeds and fertilizers including 543 liters of assorted chemicals to control the Fall Army Worm.

” Adentan has also benefited from the Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) project which seeks to promote extension service delivery.

Since its inception, over 200 farmers have also benefited from various training programmes, technical demonstrations in addition to home and farm visits, ” he hinted.

He said the assembly has improved the security system in the municipality through the installation of new street lights, repairs, property naming and street addressing and improved cordial relationships between the assembly and residents.

” The Assembly utilises the residents/landlords Association platforms to educate the public on personal security and also foster a cordial relationship with residents,” he disclosed.

” also the assembly has commenced the construction of office accommodation to house our Zonal Councils to make them effective in their services to the people,” he stated.

Nii-Noi Adumuah acknowledged the effort of government to improve on the District Assembly elections and called on all citizens to participate in the upcoming referendum that would ensure the election of Assembly Members for the various MMDAs in the country, adding, Ghanaians should vote ‘yes’ and end the winner takes all syndrome in Ghana.

He assured residents that the Assembly would continue to roll out infrastructure and human centered development programmes to improve the living standards of the people and also ensure the realisation of vision in the municipality.

Source: Eric Nii Sackey|| [email protected]

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