Eight project sites have been handed over to contractors for construction of various facilities in the Damongo constituency of the Savannah region.
The projects are part of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program being implemented by the Northern Development Authority.
The projects include the construction of a 6 unit classroom block at Laribanga, rehabilitation of a health center at Busunu, rehabilitation of a 6 unit classroom block at Achunbunyor and the rehabilitation and expansion of the Damongo Agric dam.
The rest are the rehabilitation of a 6unit classroom block at Damongo and the supply of 1,200 mono desk to some junior high schools.
At a symbolic ceremony to cut sod for the construction of a 6 unit classroom block at Busunu, a deputy CEO of NDA Stephen Yir-Eru Engmen, said the projects are being financed with the 1m dollars per a constituency promised by the NPP government.
He charged all contractors to ensure quality works and also work hard to meet the 6 months’ timelines.
Stephen Yir-Eru Engmen also urged the contractors to provide sanitary materials such as soap, water and sanitizers for workers to use whiles at work and also ensure social distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) West Gonja, Muharz Jibril, said the provision of the 6 unit classroom block at St. Peter’s Primary School in Busunu will reduce congestion in the school and also improve teaching and learning.
Muharz Jibril urged contractors to employ indigenes of the project communities to enable them earn a living during the project period. The Damondgo MCE also tasked community members to engage in effective monitoring of contractor to ensure the project is worked on diligently.
A representative of the Busunu wura, Langatire wura lauded the Northern development authority for project and stressed that the project will ensure quality education, hence the project will be beneficial to his community.
He said the Busunu wura will ensure maintenance culture is adhered to by community members to make sure the project stand the test of time.
Source: Ken-Zorre A. Edward | www.diamondfmonline.com | Ghana