Date: August 19, 2020
The Sissala East Assembly is set to construct a new Kindergarten block and a borehole at Kowie in the Sissala East municipality.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Karim Nanyua who said this has assured that the project would commence and be completed by the of the year, 2020.
He told Radford FM news that funds of the two projects would be sourced from the District Development Fund.
Speaking during a Social Auditing Engagement at Kowie on August 19, 2020, organized by the Municipal Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education Karim Nanyua has therefore called on the community members to prepare to support the construction of the project.
“The concerns you have raised which are within our capacity I can stand here and tell you. But those I won’t be able to do we will have to keep reminding ourselves going forward. So on your priority list of concerns, the K.G block is the topmost. I, therefore, want to assure you that from now to December you would have the K.G block”, he promised.
The MCE has also assured them that the borehole would be drilled for use within the year.
Out of a list of 5 development challenges of priority presented by the people of Kowie, the Municipal Chief Executive has, however, said the Assembly would not be able to meet the rest of the three developmental challenges including lack of a Community-Based Health Planning and Services, CHIPS compound, lack of dam for dry season farming and extension of electricity to Kowie Basic school and other parts of the community, but has advised that the community should write to the Volta River Authority, VRA on the electricity extension request particularly to other parts of the community.
Meanwhile, giving a background to Social Auditing Engagement platform, funded by the European Union, the Municipal Director for the National Commission for Civic Education, Mr. Hussein Eliasu has said development is about partnership and has, therefore, commended the people of Kowie for playing a part by coming together to point out the 5 developmental challenges confronting them to authorities.
Also, the Regional Director of NCCE, Madam Patience Sally Kumah while expressing her happiness has underscored the importance of Social Auditing stating that it helps in accountability, transparency, and fighting corruption. She added that such platforms also help in accessing progress made in developmental challenges.