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Tema West Municipality Benefits from Year of Roads Agenda

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The Tema West Municipality is reaping the benefits of the Ghanaian government’s Year of Roads agenda. According to the Municipal Chief Executive, Anna Adukwei Addo, significant upgrades in road infrastructure are already underway, with a number of projects already completed, including the overlay of several kilometers of roads in different parts of the municipality. Despite these achievements, there is still a lot to be done to bring relief to the residents of the area.

Ms. Addo revealed that the asphalt overlay of 50 km of roads in the Greater Accra Region was part of the project’s package, and that Tema West Municipality had received its fair share. Besides these completed projects, there are other ongoing rehabilitation and upgrading projects at 40% completion stage, such as the Emef to Sakumono link road, the rehabilitation of roads around the Pleasant Place Church area, and the upgrading of roads around Adonai and Kenebi Hotel area.

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Speaking at the first ordinary general meeting of the fourth session of the second assembly, Ms. Addo emphasized that road construction and maintenance require significant investment and contribution. The Assembly is in discussions with the Department of Urban Roads to increase budgetary allocation for road infrastructure for 2023.

Health is another area of focus for the assembly. As part of the government’s Agenda 111 initiative to build hospitals in districts and regional capitals, the Tema West Assembly has designated an 8.6-acre land at the TEXPO market for the proposed hospital construction. The Assembly plans to demolish unauthorised structures within the land to ensure the success of the initiative.

Furthermore, the Assembly has intensified its monitoring of food vendors in the municipality to enforce food safety and hygiene bye-laws. Those who fail to comply will face charges and prosecution.

The Assembly has also earmarked several infrastructural development projects, including the reconstruction of the dilapidated Tema Community two European market, the completion of a three-unit classroom block at Star Primary School, Tema Community Five, and the construction of a health centre at Adjei-Kojo.

Finally, Ms. Addo reported that the Assembly generated GH¢3,059,099.20 in revenue in the first quarter of 2023, a 15% increase from the same period in 2022. The increase was attributed to early printing and distribution of bills, monitoring and supervision of revenue activities within the municipality, and strict internal controls.

For the most part, the Assembly’s efforts are aimed at addressing the development deficit in the municipality. Ms. Addo reiterated the need for cooperation and unity among stakeholders in the planning and implementation of plans and programs that would benefit all residents in the municipality.

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