The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tema, Isaac Ashai Odamtteng, has warned that demand for spontaneous reaction in solving issues that do not fit into a master plan, could be devastating and detrimental to the course of the Metropolis. Speaking to the host of the XYZ Breakfast Show Kweku Vander-Pallen, he said the Assembly is committed in solving the social and economic needs of Tema hence the need to exercise some restraint.
The Mayor, pleaded with his people to support the Assembly as they address the issues facing the Metropolis. Touching on some challenges facing the Assembly, he reckoned, the continuous gap in housing deficit is devastating. He called on real estate developers to as a matter of urgency to economise the use of lands in the area for future use. He added that desilting of the Chemu Lagoon is essential to reduce the perennial flooding in the area.
Although, he believed a lot more had to be done, he stated that Tema West has received a fair share of its development, citing Batsoona and Klagon Police Post as some of the developmental projects the area has received. The affable Politician cum Banker further added that his Assembly is committed in making education as bedrock for the young ones within the Metropolis.
Mr. Odamtteng said the Assembly is transforming education in area, indicating that four major state of the art classroom blocks are being built. He said “yes we all agreed that we are challenged, but if in a challenged situation the president can rise up and say I am putting up 200 e-blocks for the people of Ghana, that should tell us that after he has stabilize this economy in his first term, Ghana will be an icon in the world in the second term.” He said the perennial sewer bursting has had a toll on the Assembly and pleaded with residents to desist from putting insoluble substance into the sewer to prevent its choking and over-flowing.
He promised to uplift health in the area by upgrading the various health posts in the metropolis. He said every electoral area within the community have been assigned two Community Health Nurses to see to OPD and maternal health cases to reduced maternal mortality cases. He was grateful to all the people of tema for their support in developing the area promising the president will do more in his second term.
Isaac Ashai Odamtteng assured the citizens of the industrial city that everything is in place to ensure maximum development in the area. “Development is never an event. It is a process.” He explained.
Source:radioxyzonline.com/Patricia Norvisi Gbologah/Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah