Atebubu-Amantin set for accelerated development
The Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Hon. Edward Owusu has outlined plans for an accelerated development of the municipality.
Date Created : 5/17/2018 3:03:40 AM : Story Author : Daniel Oduro-Stewart/Ghanadistricts.com
This came up during his sessional address at the first ordinary meeting of the assembly for the year in Atebubu.
The MCE said various government interventions like the free senior high school, planting for food and jobs, planting for export and rural development, one district one factory and the nation builders corps from which the municipality is benefiting are designed to improve the well-being of the people and urged all to take advantage of these policies.
On job creation Hon. Owusu disclosed that four out of 19 approved business proposals in the Brong Ahafo region under the ‘one district one factory’ initiative will be located in the Atebubu-Amantin municipality saying this will bring along 800 potential jobs for the youth.
“Government has awarded a contract for the implementation of ‘one district one warehouse’ initiative in our municipality and land has been procured at Kokrompe” He disclosed.
The MCE enumerated a number of projects mainly boreholes and toilets to be executed in about 25 communities under the 1 million dollars per constituency initiative.
On education the MCE indicated that proposals have been made to turn the Kokrompe community day senior high school into a secondary-technical institution to complement the two existing public senior high schools in the municipality both of which offer only mainstream secondary education.
With regards to the Ghana School Feeding Programme, he said “Seven additional schools have been added to the programme. This has pushed the total number of beneficiary schools to 74 with a total enrolment of 26,780 pupils” adding that strenuous efforts are being made to get 11 remaining schools onto the programme to ensure 100% coverage within the municipality.
Hon. Owusu touched on planned upgrading of the municipal hospital which was a fall out of a recent visit by the Hon. Minister of health to the facility indicating that an ambulance will soon be acquired for the hospital.
On street lighting he said work has been completed in about 13 communities within the municipality with the main one in Atebubu about 70% complete.
The MCE told the house that contract has been awarded on the 28 kilometer Atebubu-Seneso road at a cost of GHC 27,322,407.20 adding that the second phase of renovation works on the Atebubu yam market will soon begin.
He said to consolidate law and order achieved on his assumption of office about a year ago; the assembly will soon award contract for the construction of a police station at Fakwasi and rehabilitate the dilapidated magistrate’s bungalow in Atebubu.
The house presided over by Hon. Gariba Issah discussed its executive committee’s report and approved a draft medium term development plan for 2018-2021.
Present were the Member of Parliament for the Atebubu-Amantin constituency Hon. Kofi Amoakohene and Hajia Fati Saaka Municipal Coordinating Director as well as various heads of department.