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The World Bank through the second phase of Urban Environmental and Sanitation Programme (UESP) II has provided over four million dollars to the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for the execution of some projects.
These projects, which have since commenced, include, construction of places of convenience, tarring of roads and streetlights in some parts of the metropolis.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mohammed Amin Adam disclosed this at a sod cutting ceremony for the commencement of Tamale streetlight project yesterday.
He mentioned that the street lighting project was not only part of the assembly’s plans to beautify the city but also to ensure adequate security in the night for the business community and also prevent unnecessary incidents in the metropolis.
Mr Adam also mentioned that the assembly last year spent ¢43 billion to rehabilitate some major roads in the metropolis.
This, the MCE explained was meant to give a face-lift to the city for the nation’s Jubilee and CAN 2008.
On sanitation, Mr Amin announced that plans are far advanced to construct 50 new standard toilets facilities within the metropolis to curb indiscriminate defecation.
Tamale has been judged as a clean city and the assembly would do all it can to maintain that status, he stated.
The MCE said that could not be achieved without the support of the citizens and therefore appealed to chiefs and opinion leaders to give the assembly their maximum co-operation and support during the constructional works.
He stated that it was obvious that some individual properties may be affected but he pleaded with such people to bear with the assembly and contractors.
Mr Amin also expressed his appreciation to people of the metropolis for their co-operation in the recent decongestion exercise but warned those who had returned to vacate the area before the security personnel decend on them.
The Nothern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Iddris commended the MCE and assembly members for their kind co-operation and urged them to continue with that to help erase the bad image people have about the metropolis.
He therefore pledged the commitment of the regional co-ordinating council and the government to provide necessary support to the developmental activities of the metropolis.