The La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs. Jennifer Dede Adjabeng has stated that the municipality has had its fair share of the government’s developmental agenda.
Giving an overview of her tenure, the MCE enumerated several projects in the areas of education, health, sanitation and several social interventions that the assembly has executed.
Mrs Adjabeng stated this during the assembly’s meet-the-press at Madina in the Greater Accra Region last Thursday.
Meet-the-press was used to engage the media as well as the residents on the progress of government projects and policies in the municipality. It was also used to disseminate information on government policies, programmes and achievements and to solicit feedback from the residents in the communities.
On education, Mrs Adjabent said the Assembly constructed 6-unit classroom block with ancilliary facilities at Teiman, 3-unit classroom blocks also with ancillary facilities for Otinibi M/A and Aisha Bintu Khalifa Basic Schools. Again a 200 bed capacity boys’ dormitory and a 2-stoery dormitory block both with ancillary facilities are under construction for National Community Development Vocational and Technical Institute, and Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School. Also donation of 1000 mono/dual desk for some selected basic schools has been done.
Also some roads were graded in some selected communities, storm drains were constructed at Lybia Quarters and Babayara, culverts were constructed at Madina Melcom Road and Otinibi, drains were also dredged at Teiman and Babayara, as a proactive measure against flooding. The construction of six foot bridges on Legon- Aburi Highway are all completed save the one at Redco.
With regard to agriculture, Mrs. Adjabeng indicated that the assembly successfully facilitated the distribution of 475 cockerels distribution to 48 farmers in 2018/2019. Also capacity building was held for farmers in the areas of safe handling and use of vegetable and agro chemicals.
The MCE said a 20 institutional toilet and water supply facilities for selected public schools and health institutions were constructed. Again to stop indiscriminate littering, the Assembly deployed over 119 litter bins along the Atomic Junction to Ayi Mensah on the Legon -Aburi Highway.
Mrs. Adjabeng stated the assembly similarly constructed a community Health Based Planning Service (CHPS) Compound at Otinibi, donated an Ambulance and equipment to Kekele Polyclinic and construction of a Recovery Ward for Rawlings Circle Polyclinic.
Touching on the government flagship programmes, Mrs. Adjabeng said, the programmes were yielding the desired results. She said under the Free SHS, 4,667 students in the municipality have benefited from the policy, which consist of 3,668 males and 999 females as of September, 2019. The Municipality currently has 759 beneficiaries under the Nation Builders Corps.
With support to person with disabilities and the vulnerable in the municipality 80 PWD’s were supported with business start-up packages, school fees, medical bills payment. Also under Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty, a total of 1200 households were registered with 358 beneficiaries from 18 countries.
The Member of Parliament for the La-Nkwantanang Madina Hon. Boniface Saddique Abubakar on his part said, the press briefing is a process and opportunity given to MMDCE’s to account to the people what the Assembly has done, the level they have reached and also tell the general public the policies of government. It is an avenue to showcase the achievement of government represented by the Assembly in a spade of 3 years.
The event was graced by chiefs, security agencies, the clergy, heads of departments and the general public.