The issue of water shortage at the Koforidua Central Prisons is now a matter of history, as a new 1.5 horse power water pump has been acquired through the instrumentality of the New Juaben North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mrs. Comfort Asante.
The Koforidua Central Prisons has been in the media for lack of water supply, making life unbearable for the inmates, even though the management of the prison denied its severity, hence, the assembly took the initiative to support it with the water pump to help ease the challenges confronting the inmates.
Addressing members of the House during the 3rd Ordinary Assembly meeting, Mrs. Asante, on sanitation, said the assembly had put in place measures to deal with perennial flooding, as most drains in the municipality are being de-silted.
She emphasised that the Oyoko and Effiduase market refuse dumps had been cleared, with plans far advanced for that of Sakasa, as well as the Oyoko refuse dump within the shortest possible time.
“As at the end of April, 2019, a total amount of GH¢268,204.25 has been collected out of a total estimated revenue of GH¢311,126.64, representing 86% of our target revenue.”
“Permit me to inform this august house that the Assembly has received its share of the fourth quarter allocation of the Common Fund for 2018. This is in the sum of GH¢381,389.05, excluding mandatory deductions,” the MCE revealed.
On the issue of security, Mrs. Comfort Asante commended the security agencies for ensuring peace and stability in the municipality, “as our municipality is reputed to be one of the most peaceful in the region.”
She further enumerated on education, saying the construction of one No. 3 unit classroom block with office and store was underway at Suhyen, and added that the Assembly had paid an amount of GH¢5,860 for the organisation of mock examinations for 1,172 Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the municipality.
On health, the MCE said: “The construction of a CHPS compound and a shed at Gyamfikrom has been completed and handed over to the Regional Director of Health, which is now in use, while construction of another CHPS compound at Suhyen is currently underway.”