A one day consultative meeting on the implementation of the outer ring road component of the Greater-Kumasi project in the Ashanti Region for various stakeholders ended last Wednesday at Ejisu.
The meeting organized by Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD), and Department of Urban Roads (DUR), in collaboration with Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly (EJMA), was aimed at finalizing arrangements for the implementation of project.
The meeting offered stakeholders in the affected municipalities and districts an opportunity to make meaningful contributions towards the implementation process.
The participants included Chiefs, opinion leaders, and Chief Executives among others.
In his welcome address, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu-Juaben, Hon. Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah-Ponko said the meeting was among other things was to provide a platform for stakeholders in the affected municipalities and districts to share their views and make critical inputs to ensure that the project was successfully implemented, adding that their contributions would go a long way in shaping the decisions that would be taken finally to implement the project.
The MCE on behalf of his colleagues commended the Japanese Government for its immense contribution towards the effective implementation of the project.
The Regional Director of TCPD, Mrs Rosemond Adusei, in her presentation stated that the department in collaboration with the DUR had developed a comprehensive plan which would take care of all sectors of the project and therefore appealed to the chiefs and elders to complement the efforts of the department to execute the project successfully without any hindrance.
She said on completion of the project, residents along the Accra-Kumasi main road would travel to Kumasi without experiencing what she described as "go slow syndrome." According to her, the project would also create an enabling environment for business to thrive.
Source: ISD (Emmanuel Buorokuu)