The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the MBDA, Joe Danquah, who outlined the projects he described as ‘game changer projects’ under the Ministry for Special Development Initiative said the projects were evident for Ghanaians to see.
Mr Danquah said between 2018 and 2019, over 1000 projects were initiated based on needs assessments conducted among local communities.
Most of the projects, he said, include sanitation, and for that matter, public toilets, mechanized boreholes, markets and warehouses.
“We have 142 toilets and 139 water projects in the Ashanti region; Eastern Region has 105 toilets and 105 water projects with the Bono Regions having 93 toilets and water projects,” he outlined.
For the warehouses; Ashanti and Eastern Regions have seven while the Bono Region has six. The Ejura warehouse that was commissioned recently is one of our projects,” he added.
Hon Danquah who was speaking on Adom FM‘s Dwaso Nsem Monday was optimistic the Authority would deliver on its mandate, on full scale within the 109 constituencies under its care.
He added that the Authority had embarked on other projects which are constituency-specific to satisfy the needs of the constituents also based on assessments to ascertain the basic infrastructural priorities of each constituency.
Among other things done by the Authority are the construction of mechanized boreholes at Asuogyaman and parts of Lower Manya Krobo; ultramodern toilet facilities with bio-digester, which will turn fecal waste into gas as well as markets at Somanya and Adukrom as well as two storey police station at Dompoase with bungalows and libraries at Nsawam.
The MBDA is a special-purpose vehicle established by the government to fast-track the socio-economic transformation of the Eastern, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions.
The IPEP, more commonly known as ‘$1 Million per Constituency’, is a flagship government initiative aimed at meeting critical infrastructure needs identified by local actors at constituency levels.
Under IPEP, each of the 275 constituencies is allocated the equivalence of $1 million annually, to be invested in infrastructure development initiatives of their choice, managed and implemented by three development authorities.
The Northern Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority are the other two to supervise projects in the coastal, Central, Western and Volta regions, the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions respectively. Read Full Story