Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije

Mr Daniel Nii Okai, Chairman of Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), said any society that did not honour its achievers was not worth dying for.

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije
Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, Nii Okai congratulated the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, for being elected the President of the Global Alliance of Mayors of Africa some few weeks ago.

He said Mr Vanderpuije’s achievement had raised the flag of Ghana high on the international scene.

Nii Okai said with the abolishing of the shift system, teacher-pupil contact hours had improved, adding that this certainly had had a positive impact on the results of the Basic Education Certificate Examination.

He mentioned the Millennium City Project and the decongestion exercise to clear the streets and pavements of traders and unauthorised structures to facilitate vehicular and human traffic.

Nii Okai said as a result of the major drains and storm bridges improvement project initiated by the Chief Executive, the annual flooding of parts of Accra during the raining season was not experienced this year.

He recalled, especially, the recent exercise to evacuate refuse and clean the filth that had engulfed the city to prevent the outbreak of cholera.

He said the Environmental Sanitation Task Force, established in all the electoral areas of the AMA, would be sustained to ensure cleanliness in the communities.

Nii Okai suggested to the Government to recognise the achievement of the Mayor on his election to the high office of President of the international Body and said this would encourage other metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives to perform better for the advancement of Ghana.

He said under the leadership of Dr Vanderpuije Accra had seen an unprecedented structural and physical development all in the effort to make it a millennium city.

Nii Okai congratulated the Mayor for his efforts to improve transportation in the city and that the Bus Rapid Transit system, which would be ready by December, would improve public transport.

GNA

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