Spot Improvement and Construction Of A Culvert/Bridge At Badukrom-Buakro, A Suburb Of Ejura Municipal Assembly

The Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly in conjunction with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); as part of a dream project which is known for helping deprived and needy communities, today, march 24th 2021 cut sod for the construction of a foot bridge/culvert at Badukrom-Buakro, a suburb of the Municipality.

Speaking on the sod cutting ground, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mohammed Salisu Bamba said the dream project is intended to provide necessary amenities to deprived communities.

THE BRIDGE THAT THE PEOPLE OF BADUKROM USE CURRENTLY

As part of the dream project, its intention is to use the project to provide employment to the vulnerable youths in the deprived communities, as it provides training and employment simultaneously.

According to Him, few Districts and Municipalities were selected to benefit from the dream project and fortunately, the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly had been selected among the few to benefit from it. He highlighted that the dream project was also intended to solve climate change conditions and to mainly provide employment for the inhabited youths in deprived communities as they help to solve and construct projects of their communities and get paid for their services.

According to Hon. Salisu Bamba, the youths who will be employed will receive their pay through an Ecobank account which would be created for them and they could withdraw the money through a mobile app.

He further outlined that Badukrom-Buakro is a waterlogged area, hence inhabitants of the community go through hectic conditions to get to the other parts of the Municipality or get their goods transported to the market during rainy season, and this actually encouraged him to take the dream project to Badukrom-Buakro.

A SECTION OF THE PLACE WHERE THE CEREMONY WAS HELD

He finally assured that the construction is estimated to be completed in a 90 day time frame and encouraged youths who will take part of the dream project to work diligently and harder and not only focus on personal benefits but as a means of helping for the development of their own community.

The subordinate chief of Badukrom community and also representative of the Omanhene of Ejura traditional council, Nana Appiah-Kubi, after pouring libation as a traditional prayer, rendered an uncommon appreciation to the leaders of the Municipal Assembly and the various NGO’s for piloting the project to His community.

NANA APPIAH KUBI POURING LIBATION AS A TRADITIONAL PRAYER

According to Nana, the unconstructed footbridge/culvert has always been a headache of which attention of leaders had been drawn to it severally which was to no avail but has finally materialized.

Nana Appiah-Kubi assured that the right people will be chosen to help the construction of the bridge and the protection of equipment’s to help speed the work.

Nana said he was excited that workers for the construction will be taken from within the community and that means better labour force will be equipped for the work as soon as it commences.

The Assembly member for Badukrom-buakro electoral area, Hon. Kassim Faisal also rendered his profound gratitude to the leaders of the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipal Assembly and the Ministry of Local Governance and Rural Development, and of course the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) for the project in his electoral area.

According to the Hon. Member, his electorates had suffered poor road network for quiet too long, and now getting out of hands as the temporary bridge he and his electorates made was on the verge of collapsing.

Hon. Kassim Faisal further said that patriotic youths will be selected to take part in the project to help speed up the work to match the 90 days’ time frame as promised by Hon, Salisu Bamba.

Oliver twist ask for more, Finally, He appealed to the leadership of the Municipal Assembly to further pilot the water project which had been circulating in parts of the Municipality to his electoral area as water was another issue of headache in the area.


Reported by Acquah Thomas Goodman
ISD

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