Ablekuma North improves on revenue generation

By
Hayford O. Akrofi, GNA

Accra, Sept. 25, GNA – The
Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region improved on its
revenue generation by collecting GH¢1,403,772.27 between April-August 2019
compared to GH¢888,806.59  within the
same period in 2018.

The Assembly, which was
established in April 2018, again improved by collecting GH¢2,069,110.66 between
January 1 to August 31, 2019 out of the projected revised target of GH¢3,246,576.12
representing about 63.77 per cent.

Mr Kofi Ofori, the Municipal
Chief Executive (MCE), made this known during the Assembly’s 2019 Second
Ordinary Meeting at Darkuman-Kokompe in Accra.

Mr Ofori said management was
still not satisfied with progress made and noted that task force and monitoring
teams had been formed to shore-up revenue collection.

“The road network within the
Municipality, which still remains a challenge, is going to be improved by the
selection of about eight kilometers of roads to be sealed.”

“These are the re-gravelling of
the Casablanca Guest House area roads, rehabilitation of Tweneboa, Esuapim,
Lotus, Cup Plant and Jato streets as well as Attoh-Maclean Avenue.”

The rest are the construction of
a 0.9M ‘U’ drain along Catalina Street, another 0.45M ‘U’ drain along Agbenaa
(Nii Adama Street) at Odorkor Official Town in addition to the construction of
four speed bumps and 10 zebra crossings to protect pedestrians.

Mr Ofori said 10kms of roads have
been earmarked for grading works and mentioned the Aliu Mahama and Poultry Farm
roads, and Isaac Tetteh and Kofi Owusu streets as well as Kwashieman-Sowutuom
roads, which he indicated would have asphaltic overlay early next year.

Another major challenge
confronting the Municipality, he said, was lack of government health facility
and that early next year, a 20-bed capacity polyclinic would be constructed the
Kwashieman Been-To.

The MCE said no violent crimes
had been recorded over the past few months due to measures by the Municipal
Security Council (MUSEC) through spot checks and night patrols by the Joint
Military-Police Team.

Mr Ofori said through the efforts
of MUSEC the Assembly was able to raze popular dens of criminals at
Akata-Odorkor and a portion of the Mallam Market, which were harbouring
suspected criminals, prostitutes and drug addicts.

He said renovation works was
progressing steadily on a temporary office accommodation at Awoshie-Baah Yard,
which would be completed by mid-October this year.

Work was also on-going on a
location at Dansoman Junction, which would be completed by the end of the year
to reduce the office accommodation problem.

GNA

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