Albert Allotey, GNA
Accra, Jan. 11, GNA
– Madam Mariama Karley Amui, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ablekuma
Central, has cut the sod for the construction of a three-storey office complex
to house the Assembly at the Salvation Cluster of Schools in Accra.
The building would
comprise 40 offices, 150 sitting capacity assembly conference room, and other
ancillary facilities at the contract sum of GH¢3,250,033, which has been
awarded to Brisons Company Limited.
The project is
expected to be completed at the end of August, this year.
Madam Amui expressed
gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his commitment towards
bringing decentralisation to the doorstep of the people.
She said the
Assembly, which was established on February 19, 2019, had been battling with accommodation
with the posting of staff from the Local Government Service adding that the
construction of the office complex was, therefore, timely.
The MCE commended
the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for funding the project
through the District Assemblies Common Fund.
Madam Amui expressed
gratitude to the traditional and religious leaders and the good people of
Ablekuma Central for their support towards the development of the area.
Hajia Alima Mahama,
the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, in a speech read on her
behalf, said the provision of the office complex was in fulfilment of President
“I believe that the
people of Ablekuma Central are delighted that after coming out from the Accra
Metropolitan Assembly they are now going to have their own office and when
completed it would help attract the needed internally generated funds to
develop the Municipality,” she said.
She appealed to
residents and all well-meaning Ghanaians to get on board for the successful
completion of the project while urging the staff of the Assembly to be role
models to students, since their office was being relocated to a school
Alhaji Dr Osman, an
illustrious son of Ablekuma Central, and a Technical Advisor to the Vice
President, praised the MCE for her good works, especially seeing to the
fruition of the project.
He called on
residents to unite and support the Assembly to achieve its development agenda
for the betterment of all.