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Volta Region completes street naming project

Barely two weeks from now, the September deadline given by President John Dramani Mahama to all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s) to name streets and number properties would expire.

A visit to some MMDA’s in the Volta Region by Ghana News Agency indicates a smooth, progressive and time bound activities going on to meet the deadline.

The exercise is intended to help improve and increase revenue generation of the assemblies to limit their dependency on government subventions for developmental projects.

It would also shape infrastructural planning to help prevent unnecessary flooding and protect lives and property.

Mrs Fafa Afua Adinyira, Ho Municipal Chief Executive told GNA that the major challenge faced by the assembly was the names that are coming up for the exercise.

She said there are many objections by the Asogli Traditional Council to the names suggested by many of the communities.

Mrs Adinyira said the exercise is not just putting in place signages for directions but the collection and management of data as well.

Mr Felix Selorame, Municipal Planning Officer said though the assembly has not finish the exercise the amount of work done so far has increased the revenue of the assembly.

He said the increment is from the digitisation done by the assembly to fish out properties which were engaged in property tax fraud.

Mr Selorame said the exercise has also helped the assembly in producing an infrastructural development map that reveals what the municipality is lacking.

He said the municipality has been zone into 17 and “so far the assembly has increased revenue generation in all the zones”.

At Denu and Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality, Mr Pascal Lamptey, Municipal Chief Executive, said the exercise is appreciated by the people.

He said it has become an eye opening exercise, directing people to places.

Credit: GNA


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