Residents of Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital have hailed President Akufo – Addo and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for New Juaben South, Isaac Apau-Gyasi for undertaking some legacy projects in the Municipality.
These projects are; the construction of 3 storey multi-purpose administration block which was funded by the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF), the construction of drainages which is at the cost of GH14. 8 million to help cub flooding in the municipality.
Also; the construction of an ultra-modern Koforidua Central Market, the construction of a new court complex, bungalows for the judges, and also the redevelopment of Jackson Park which is going to be turned into a modern Park with ancillary facilities.
The residents who witness these projects currently ongoing appeal to the President to reappoint the MCE to complete the projects for the next four years.
The MCE speaking on the projects during the inspection of the Drainage system said, there are many projects which have been completed in the New Juabeng South municipality but the one he can notify is the “legacy projects.”
According to him, “we used our funds for the construction of the Nsukwaw drainage basin, starting from Ada-Magazine to Nkubemu in Koforidua, for the first time this Nsukwaw basing has never been tackled for many years’’.
He said, “That was the reason why when it rains, because Koforidua falls underhill, as soon as it rains it floods the entire municipality but since we started tackling the Nsukwaw basin, this has completely stopped and nobody has complained of their houses being flooded.”
He revealed, “in the next one month, we are going to start the redevelopment of Jackson Park which is going to be turned to modern Park with ancillary facilities.”
Mr. Apaw Gyasi hinted out that the Assembly is in its final stages in consultation with the local government to revamp the Koforidua Central Market.
“We are going to plan some far advance to rebuild Koforidua Central Market and as I speak the consultant has come to the site and we are at the final stages in consultation with the ministry of local government and the ministry of finance. We have been working on this for the past two years and there is an indication that the project will come through’’.
The MCE narrated that; the “Mangoase District Court” will be revamped to a new Multi-purpose storey Court complex that has already taken a facelift.
He says “we have also started the new Abatua where animals will be slotted to be brought to our market, the project is ongoing.”
Speaking on accommodation for staff that has turned to be a challenge for the assembly, the MCE emphasized that a 6-unit 2 bedroom self-contained is being put up to accommodate the employees of the assembly.
“We have started a 6 unit 2 bedroom block for our staffs. This is as a result of the challenges we have had with our neighbors. Since the new demarcation came, all our government Bungalows have been given to our neighbors.”