The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has hinted that out of the Two Hundred and Sixteen (216) MMDA’s in the country, Lower Manya-Krobo Municipal Assembly is fortunate to be part of the Twenty Five (25) selected municipalities in Ghana to benefit from a One Hundred Million Dollar (US$100million) secondary city support program.
The program, according to Veep, will address important development challenges that comes with urbanisation and will also assist in implementing government’s decentralisation and urban development policies.
The secondary city support program which is targeted at institutional and infrastructural development in the country’s emerging on secondary cities, is part of government’s rural-Urban development and decentralisation program to help strengthen local systems and focus on municipal assemblies, by providing them with incentives to improve their performance as sitting managers.
These are projects to improve the living standards, strengthening communities and laying a foundation for greater inclusive development.
The Vice President Dr. Bawumia disclosed this at the 2019 Ngmayem festival, which was under the theme “Culture; the bedrock of promoting unity and development”.
“His Excellency the President Nana Akuffo-Addo is committed to supporting the efforts of our traditional leaders in maintaining and promoting the cultural values of Ghana, both at home and abroad
One of the issues dear to the heart of the President is maintaining a green environment”. Dr. Bawumia emphasised.
After sixty of independence, He said, it is sad that Ghana is still battling with environmental and sanitation issues.
“Open deification is one big social embarrassment and major public health issue in this country, and government is determined to do something about it”.
Highlighting some of the projects that have been undertaken as a government in nearly 3years of office, under the able watch of the Municipal Chief Excutive Honourable Simon Tetteh, a 16-seater water closet washroom facility has been completed and handed over to the Adjikpo Yokunya community in aid of curbing the open deification menace.
Dr. Bawumia used the opportunity to also remind landlords that it is their responsibility to provide toilet facilities in their houses to avoid open deification.
“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to chiefs, stakeholders, and Honourable assembly members especially, to continue the fight against indiscriminate dumping of refuse and littering on our streets and common place”. He added.