Government Provides ¢10bn Cedis For Electrification of Streets in Tamale
2006-07-10 19:50:26This article has been read 792 times.
The government has provided 10 billion cedis for the electrification of streets in the Tamale Metropolis to give it a facelift and ensure security.
The funds will be used to procure materials. The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly is expected to provide an additional 400 million cedis for installation works.
Work on the project will commence soon and will be completed within three months
Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam (Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive -TMCE) announced this when he interacted with executives of the Tamale Central and Aboabo Markets Traders Associations on Sunday to obtain first hand information on some of the challenges facing the markets. He appealed to the residents to cooperate with the contractors for the smooth implementation of the electrification project.
The TMCE used the occasion to educate the people on the need to meet their tax obligations regularly so as to generate more money for the assembly to undertake development projects.
Mr. Adam called on the traders to remain united and not to allow political differences to divide them, saying: "even though we belong to different political parties, when it comes to the development of Tamale, we must unite and pool resources to develop it".
"We must also eschew lies, rumour mongering and religious differences", he said, adding: "these have contributed to mistrust and disunity among the people".
He reminded the people of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Tamale and the 50th celebrations of Ghana's Independence that would usher in dignitaries from outside the country into Tamale and urged them to be disciplined, especially on the roads.
"Let us showcase our rich culture and the Ghanaian hospitality to them to erase the negative perceptions that people outside have about us", he said.