22 August 2014

Ghana: Stakeholders Meet On the Street Naming Exercise At Bolgatanga

press release

A stakeholder on Street Naming exercise met at Bolgatanga to solicit inputs from members on the implementation of the Street Naming exercise in the Municipality.

The meeting was attended by Chiefs, Tindama Assembly members, Religious Leaders, Heads of Departments and some Opinion Leaders in the municipality.

In his welcome address, the Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga, Hon. Edward A Ayagle asked the participants to support the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly to successfully implement the Street Naming exercise in the municipality. He said it was common to find people giving all sorts of directions to others that tended to mislead them rather than directing them. That he said would become a thing of the past when the Street Naming was successfully done. He said that could not be achieved without the support of all stakeholders.

He added that as traditional rulers and opinion leaders in their communities they know the history, culture and traditions of those areas and would be of better help to the Municipal Assembly in the implementation of the street Naming exercise.

The Municipal Chief Executive also assured all participants that the exercise was non-partisan and that persons from the area who had contributed to the development of their communities would be recognized. He said the exercise was in the common good of all residents and therefore no one would be discriminated against based on creed, religion, gender and ethnicity.

The Municipal Director of the Department of Physical Planning, Mr. Offei took participants through a presentation. The presentation covered topics such as; Principles and Standards of Street Naming; Guides to Assigning Street Names and the planned activities.

Participants were also tasked to meet community leaders to come out with names for consideration by the Municipal Assembly.

Source: (ISD Seidu Shaibu)

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