AMA: ’Millennium City’ - Ablekuma North Sub-metro at a glance
Upon assumption of office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in 2009, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly headed by the Mayor, Mr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije declared Accra a ‘Meillennium City’.
Ghanadistricts.com however takes a look at the string of infrastructure developments that have taken place in all the eleven sub-metros of the AMA with the aim of enlightening readers on improvements being made in those areas in terms of education, road, sanitation beginning with the Ablekuma North Sub-metro.
The Ablekuma North Submetro,one of the eleven submetros of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is made up of seven electoral areas namely West Darkuman, East Darkuman, Kwashieman, Odorkor, Sakaman, Odorkor and Otaten.
A look at a list of projects in a document “Accra, Millennium City” sited by Ghanadistricts.com shows that the AMA have had its fair share of development projects under the Better Ghana Agenda.
In terms of education, the AMA with the aim of eliminating the shift system in schools in the area initiated a number of remarkable projects including putting up modern structures as well as the Millennium school projects, which targeted certain schools by providing them with storey building classroom blocks.
From this project, the Ablekuma North Submetro benefitted from 5 of such project and the AMA through the education directorate distributed 975 dual desk as well as 42 teachers’ tables and chairs for schools in the area including the Kwashieman 2 Primary school.
Road projects rolled out in Ablekuma North Submetro are actually uncountable. They range from those that were either tarred, graveled, re-engineered or re-constructed. Some of them are Dickson street, Nii Koo street, 1st Avenue road, Asafoatse lankai street, Boamah link street, Namoale street, 4th Avenue street among others all in the Darkuma West and East Electoral Areas.
Sanitation in this area has improved tremendously over the past few years with the proliferation of toilet facilities, drainage systems and improvement in waste management.
For instance everywhere you pass in the area you would see drainage systems all over as well as public toilets positioned at vantage points for all to access to improve the level of sanitation in the area. Storm drains are also under construction in Asamantsu in the Odorkor Electoral Area and another at Sakaman.
In addition, the Kwashieman Electoral Area, however have also had considerable pockets of projects.A 20 seater W/C public toilet, pavement walkway have been constructed to improve the level of sanitation in the area.
Some private companies have also been contracted to collect refuse from private homes to landfill sites in the Region.
In conclusion, I would say the "Better Ghana" agenda has really offered Ablekuma North Submetro a spotlight of quality development,thus the AMA and the government needs commendation for initiating such projects in the area.
Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanadistricts.com