GEMA: "Year Of Roads Is Real, Not Cheap Political Talk" - GA East MCE
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Janet Tulasi Mensah, has told residents in the Municipality that the 'Year of Roads' agenda mentioned by President Akufo-Addo will be completed as promised.
According to her, the agenda is not a cheap political talk adding that residents in the Municipality will benefit from it.
Inspecting some on-going projects in the Municipality, the MCE said "I'm proud to say that the whole of the country, Ga East is enjoying the most of roads construction and we've spoken to a lot of the contractors and most of them are dedicated to the work. We also go round to make sure that they're doing the right thing and we're assuring the citizenry that the President is committed to helping all the municipalities to make sure that our roads are well constructed and easing the movement of people"
Thinknewsonline.com has gathered that some residents living in Dome and Dome Pillar 2 are benefiting from the 'Year of Roads' agenda.
Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah reckoned that the Akufo-Addo led government is very committed in delivery on its promises and appealed to the residents to exercise patience as they will receive their share of the "Year of Roads" cake.
"The Ga East Municipality has a challenge with drains, culverts, footbridges and all that and so myself and the Hon. MP took it upon ourselves that these are the target areas we were going to concentrate on them. What we're seeing here (Dome Hamburg School area) is one of such. When it rains, people are unable to cross to the other side, especially school children. Our mother, Hon. Adwoa Safo, is behind all these projects you're seeing.I and my Engineer willgo round and identify them and send to her to lobby for us to get the projects. We are so grateful to her" Janet Tulasi Mensah remarked.
"We have newly elected Assembly Members aside the old ones but most of them do not know their boundaries and they do not know the activities going on in their areas and so I thought it wise that, with my Management and Assembly Members, we will go round the municipality to inspect projects so that they'll not say that it's in a green book or a blue book. This is reality that they're seeing", MCE added.
The tour saw the MCE being accompanied by the Presiding Member (PM), Jesse Nii Noi Anum, to Dome East Electoral Area were met by the Assembly Member, Hon. Joseph Iddrisu Boakye and his Unit Committee Members.
He led the MCE to inspect the ongoing construction of a new culvert on the Atomic-Pillar 2 road. This project, according to the Municipal Urban Roads Engineer (MURE), Aboagye Foster, is critical to the 7.5 Dome Pillar 2 roads project.
He explained that the culvert was nearing completion and that would see the roads which have drains already constructed tarred very soon.
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Hon. Janet Tulasi Mensah appealed to all and sundry to cooperate with and support the Assembly in its efforts to develop the municipality and must not take a politically entrenched position to thwart progress being made.
"Dome-Kwabenya is very big and pleading with the areas that for political expedience they don't want us to go and put the footbridges there. It is not for individuals, it is for the communities and so we plead with all of us that when we are bringing such development or constructions to site, they should allow us to do it", she said.
They then moved to Dome Railway Crossing where she was met by the Assembly Member for Dome West, Hon. Ebenezer Kwao, and his Unit Committee Members.
They inspected the construction of the Dome Railway Crossing storm drain which had been completed and opened to traffic a fortnight ago.
The inspection tour is expected to continue on Thursday, 4th June, 2020, in the Taifa North and South Electoral Areas.