A Member of the Council of State Hon. Enoch Teye Mensah has advised the Ningo- Prampram Assembly members to show tolerance and eschew divisiveness in their dealings in order to promote the development of the area. He was speaking at the 1st Ordinary Meeting of the 2nd Session of the 3rd Assembly.

Hon. E. T. Mensah, Member – Council of State

Sharing some experiences from his days as a Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency for 20 years, Hon. E.T. Mensah enlightened the Assembly that things go contrary to expectations when planning goes ahead of development instead of the other way round so there is the need for governments to plan development infrastructure ahead of the citizens in order to have well panned cities. The District Chief Executive Hon. Jonathan Teye Doku outlined many plans envisaged for the district going forward such as the construction of infrastructure on health, schools, markets and sanitation all in the effort to make the District better.

The Assembly deliberated on matters such as the Planned City Extension Project in Ningo-Prampram, a private led project which was adopted like the One District One Factory (1D1F) project to enhance the quality of living through the acquisition of affordable housing by lower and middle income groups with adequate infrastructure and services. The Project Coordinator, Mr. David Aidoo explained that the project has to do with the construction of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments which will be on a rent to own basis where an initial deposit of 3,000 Ghana Cedis will be made and remaining payments made up to a maximum of 25yrs. He revealed that site clearing is on-going for the commencement of the project. Addressing the water challenges within the district, the District Distribution Officer, Mr. Ebo Anaafi Bediako unfolded that lots of extensions have broken down and the water pressure is low so water cannot get to remote areas. He expressed a major concern about buildings on water lines especially in Ningo, noting it as a contributing factor to the water challenges in the area.

He therefore encouraged individuals in the district to adopt the habit of storing water to save them the struggle of getting water when there is water shortage while hoping for the situation to improve. He also called on the Assembly to provide poly tanks for various schools to store water. The meeting ended with several issues dispassionately discussed and recommendations made for a way forward.



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