In their quest to improving upon Sanitation and safety in the Old Tafo Municipality (OTMA) of the Ashanti Region, the Municipal Chief Executive, Lord Inusah Lansah together with the Member of Parliament, Vincent Ekow Assafuah have cut sod for the construction of four main storm Drains.
The dangerous deep and large storm drains located at Tafo Central Mosque, Ahenbrono, Pankrono Abed, Pankrono Osei Kwame have been in existence for decades posing a health threat to residents nearby.
The projects have been awarded to two construction firms namely, Memphis Company Ltd and Rogio Company Ltd.
The contractors are supposed to complete the works within 9 months beginning, this month February, 2024.
Speaking to the press after a short sod cutting ceremony at Old Tafo Central Mosque, the OTMA MCE, Lord Inusah Lansah disclosed that, the projects are part of the money secured by government (secondary city support programme) to develop urban areas in the country.
He said the storm drains have being in existence for about 60 years and have been a major challenge to the Old Tafo residents. Therefore the government saw it necessary to construct these dangerous drains for the safety of the public.
“Government has secured a loan, secondary city support programme to construct these storm drains.
I’ve lived in Tafo for about 22 years and in fact these storm drains at Tafo Zongo, Ahenbrono, Pankrono Abed, Pankrono Osei Kwame are a major challenge to the Municipal. So in my 3 years of office, I deemed it very crucial to select these 4 number storm drains under UGG 3 program for construction.” Lord Inusah Lansah said.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) however urged households residing near the drains to cooperate and allow the projects to proceed smoothly.
In contrast, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Old Tafo, Ekow Assafuah, emphasized that the construction of the drainage system exemplifies the NPP’s dedication to national development, particularly in Zongo communities.
Consequently, he urged the people to express their gratitude by voting for Dr. Bawumia in the upcoming general elections
“Because this drainage system has been a long standing problem for the people of Old Tafo, it should signify the commitment of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to the people, especially Zongo. The people of Zongo should also appreciate the works of the NPP and vote for Dr Bawumia in the general elections.” The lawmaker said.
Source: Oyerepafmonline.com/ Joseph Marfo