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THE government and its development partners are spending ¢6.245 billion to provide basic infrastructure to speed up the development of newly created Sissala West District in the Upper West Region.
Of the amount, ¢2.1 billion is being spent on the construction of an administrative complex to house core staff of the assembly and other decentralized departments and agencies, while ¢3.532 billion has been earmarked for eight senior and junior staff bungalows to help address the acute residential accommodation problems of the district.Mr Petro Ankole, District Co-ordinating Director of the assembly, made this known when the Regional Minister, Ambrose Dery, inspected the progress of work.
Mr Ankole said a modern district police station complex is being constructed at a cost of ¢613 million to ensure the maintenance of law and order.
He said that the projects were near completion and expected to be handed over to the assembly by the end of March this year.
The police station complex is being funded jointly by the District-Wide Assistance Project (DWAP) of the Canadian International Development Agency and the district assembly while the remaining projects are by the assembly from its share of the common fund.
Mr Dery expressed satisfaction with work so far executed and commended the contractors.
He said the provision of infrastructure to the created districts was a clear manifestation of the government’s desire to bring development to the people at the rural community level.
He said that plans to tar roads within the Gwollu township were underway and urged the people to live in peace and pool their resources for development.