The Sunyani Municipal Assembly in Bono Region on Monday briefed the press on government flagship programs and offered pictorial evidence of developmental projects undertaken in the municipality.
The Ministry of Information through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development provided the opportunity to the Assembly to show that development plays a major role in national agenda. The program was attended by departmental heads and media personnel.
Addressing the participants, the Municipal Chief Executive, Madam Justina Owusu Banahene outlined some projects being undertaken by the Assembly.
She touched on government flagship projects, status of development projects and achievements of the assembly, shared challenges associated with the implementation of the Assembly’s mandate and elicited feedback from the public for the development of the Municipality. She also touched on issues relating to education, health, security, water and sanitation, roads and energy and disclosed the Assembly would soon undertake a project to expand the lighting system in the Municipality.
In efforts to strengthen education in the municipality the MCE said the Assembly had completed the construction of a KG block at Nkrankrom, three unit classroom blocks at Osofokrom SUSEC model school, whilst two three unit classroom blocks had been completed at Nsagobesa and Adidase.
The Assembly has also constructed a 12 unit classroom block, boys and girls dormitories all for Sunyani Senior High School, she added.
The MCE said a six unit classroom block had also been completed at Twene Amanfo Technical and Senior High School. Madam Owusu Banahene said the Assembly also supplied 500 mono chairs and dual desks for distribution to Sunyani basic schools.
On health the MCE stated the Assembly would soon visit various communities to educate residents on the usefulness of the ambulance and cautioned people to desist from calling for its service unnecessarily to allow it to deliver intended purpose.
Touching on sanitation the MCE expressed worry over the poor sanitation situation in the municipality but said the Assembly was doing its possible best to improve the situation. She noted with regret challenges that faced the Assembly in improving sanitation in the municipality, saying the Assembly’s common fund and internally generated funds were not adequate enough to cater for its needs.
She disclosed the Assembly lacked containers to collect refuse, noting that a container cost about between GHC14,000 and GHC16,000 and called for support from NGOs and benevolent individuals. She said the
Assembly had also sunk five boreholes for residents at Atronie, Kyiridua, Adomako, shooting range and SDA Senior High School and six others at Sagobesa, Atuahenekroman and other towns.