Snakes, frogs and other reptiles have taken over the abandoned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre at Kwadaso in the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly of the Ashanti Region while some decentralized departments operate from under trees.
The ICT Centre MyNewsGh.com gathered, was built by the
former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso constituency who is now Food and
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto in 2012 to serve as Information
centre for students and residents of Kwadaso Municipality.
It was reported that the main gate of the project had been locked
while the place is weedy with some commercial drivers turning the frontage
of the facility into a parking space while others dumped garbage near
Presiding Member (PM) for Kwadaso Municipal Assembly Kwame
Kwakye who spoke to MyNewsGh.com, expressed worry over the development when
reached for his comments about the incident.
According to him, the project has the potential of helping majority of residents including students in the Municipality as far as the learning ICT is concerned, revealing that the project was closed down by the Minister of Communication, Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful over unexplained reasons.
Kwame Kwakye appealed to the Minister to hand over the project to the assembly to temporarily use a some offices for Kwadaso Municipal Assembly since it currently from operates under tree due to inadequate of office space, adding that about 12 department operate in a single room making the work of the assembly difficult.
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“All the revenue that the Assembly is generating is
used to rent a place. It is so pathetic that 12 departments are in the same
room doing their work. Some workers have to sit under tree to work. The
situation making our work difficult. Even me as the presiding member, my office
is under the tree. We are calling on Minister of Communication to allow us to
go to the abandoned completed ICT centre”. He said.
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