The Accra Metropolitan Assembly would, on February 11,  embark on City wide validation of the 3,584 street names within the Accra sub-metro.

The exercise would depict the propose streets names  in the various places of the sub-metro for public viewing, as well as afford the opportunity to the public to make comments and suggestions before its implementation.

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Mayor of Accra, who disclosed this on Tuesday during a tour of the proposed street names in Accra, said five maps have been placed at  strategic points within the sub-metro for community validation.

Dr Vanderpuye said, out of the 3,584 street names, 337 streets are at Ablekuma Central, 329 at Ablekuma South, 421 at Ablekuma North, 86 at Ashiedu Keteke, 173 at Ayawaso Central, 94 at Ayawaso East, 638 at Ayawaso West, 410 at Okaikoi North and 302 at Okaikoi South.

He said prior to the naming of the streets, the AMA organized  consultation meetings, comprising chiefs, traders, property owners, and the business community, adding that pilot sign ages in five communities have been completed in James Town, Korle Dudor, Ministerial Area, Makola and South Industrial Area.

Dr Vanderpuye said pole placement maps have been completed within AMA, while parcel identification have also been completed in Osu Klottey, with property numbering currently on-going.

He said the City of Accra has experienced rapid growth and created many under-serviced neighborhoods and that the street naming system would provide platforms for directional activities, proper identification for physical structures and effective revenue mobilization.

The nation-wide street naming system has been identified and named by the Town and Council Planning for the Accra Metropolis in 2013, after President Mahama gave a directive, instructing all the Assemblies to identify and name streets in their various areas of jurisdiction.

The project is estimated to cost GHc3.8 million, with  funding from the World Bank through the Ghana Land Administration Project.

Source: GNA

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