The Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti region with Konongo as the municipal capital has showcased its developmental projects under the leadership of Mrs Susan Akomeah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asante-Akim Central and Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo,the president of the republic.
During an inspection tour of the Assembly’s on-going development projects in the Municipality,it was revealed that ,alot of development projects have been fetched to the municipality,some ongoing ,others completed.
The aim according to the MCE was to monitor the progress of the Assembly’s-funded projects and also enable it take appropriate steps to address possible delays and shoddy works by the contractors.
Accompanied by a team of officials from the Assembly, education and health directorates, the MCE inspected projects including classroom blocks, roads, a mechanized borehole, a slaughter house, markets, a computer laboratory and Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound.
The team visited Anawuokrom, Tutukrom, Dwease-Praaso, Bomireso, and Konongo, where the projects are sited.
Abosomtweagya, Nsiakrom, Kyekyebiase, Atunsu, Kyekyewere, Odumase and Odumase-Ahyiaem, are the other project areas.
Two completed projects including a CHPS compound at Kyekyewere and a mechanized borehole at Odumase were commissioned and handed over.
Visibly elated, the chiefs and people of the respective communities were on hand to welcome the MCE and her entourage to show their appreciation for the provision of the much-needed amenities.
Some beneficiary communities made inputs into how they want future projects to be as they requested for additional ones.
The MCE after the tour expressed satisfaction about the quality of work being executed by the various contractors and the enthusiasm so far demonstrated by the beneficiary communities.
She said the inspection formed part of the Assembly’s strategies to strengthen its monitoring mechanisms in the execution of all development projects across the Municipality.
This, she noted, would not only keep contractors on their toes but also ensure value for money while considering judicious use of public funds, as well.
She said the Assembly was committed to evenly spreading development projects across the Municipality and urged other communities to exercise patience as it rolled out its development agenda.
The MCE who had been in office for barely two years was optimistic that by the end of her first term, every community would have benefitted from the ambitious development drive.