Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi
Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has successfully executed a total of 133 development projects, representing 60 per cent of the 201 projects it planned for implementation in year 2018.

Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said fifty per cent of those projects fell under the development dimension, covering sectors such as education, health, gender, social welfare, water and sanitation, and environment.

Those projects, he said, were in line with the government’s agenda to improve the living conditions of the people, while meeting their socio-economic needs for the benefit of the citizenry.

Addressing the first ordinary meeting of the fourth session of the Seventh Assembly in Kumasi, he said the year under review saw the extension of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme to cover 1, 200 beneficiaries.

Some 40 mechanised boreholes with overhead tanks were also constructed across the Metropolis, as well as the completion of male and female wards at the Kumasi South Hospital.

He attributed the Assembly’s inability to execute the remaining projects to inadequate funding, delays in the release of funds, especially the Common Fund and the creation of five new Municipalities out of the KMA, just around the first quarter of the year.

On Roads, Mr. Assibey-Antwi said the Metropolitan Roads Department executed some routine and periodic maintenance activities to put in shape the bad nature of the road network, while improving both pedestrian and motorist activities.

He hinted that a total of GH¢5, 663, 000 and GH¢8, 000, 003 were allocated for both routine and periodic maintenance works, respectively.

About 10 kilometre stretch of roads within the Metropolis, were also resealed during the year under review.

Mr. Assibey-Antwi, touching on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, explained that implementation was on-going, stressing that the pilot phase was successful and that, the Ejisu and Atonsu routes enjoyed a huge patronage by commuters.

He said a total of 418 persons with disability were assisted through the Disability Fund, adding that some six thousand youth were recruited under the ‘Youth in Agriculture and Afforestation programme’ in the year under review.



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