to benefit from a 30 million Euros new urban development
Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh, Ghanadot
Accra, May 17, Ghanadot - The
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in
collaboration with the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD)
is to initiate a new urban development project in four
cities of the country.
The initiative known as "Municipal Contract Project"
involving 30 million Euros would be piloted in Tamale,
Kumasi, Sekondi/Takoradi and Ho all in the Northern,
Ashanti, Western and Voltal Regions respectively.
The project would focus on infrastructural development,
service delivery and capacity building of the Metropolitan
Assemblies to improve the living conditions of the people.
Mr Samuel Lefevre, Project Manager at the AFD Head Office
and Leader of the four-member team disclosed this during a
courtesy call on Mr Stephen Sumani Nayina, Northern Regional
Minister in Tamale.
Mr Lefevre said the 30 million euros would be shared among
the Assemblies based on their size and population.
He explained that the purpose of the team's visit to Tamale
was to obtain a clear understanding of the institutional
framework, financial context, strategy initiatives and
priorities of the Assemblies among other things.
He said this would enable the team to obtain full
perspectives of the main lines and components of each of the
city's urban projects, including their priority investments,
key financial and organisational measures and structures.
Mr Nayina commended the AFD for its intervention in the
development of the country, noting that as regards urban
development, the Tamale Metropolis was the fastest growing
city in West Africa and as such, was faced with a number of
He mentioned improvement of the city's road network, waste
management, development of the markets and parking lots for
vehicles as areas of concern.
The Regional Minister also noted that the issue of waste
management was a big headache in the Metropolis and hoped
that with the intervention of the new project, something
would be done about it by way of recycling the waste