Category: Works

MPCU MONITORS PROGRESS OF THE ASSEMBLY PROJECTS

FLASHBACK: MPCU TEAM AT ONGOING PROJECT SITE at La Wireless Cluster of Schools

The Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit held it first quarter meeting for the year 2022 on Tuesday March 15, 2022 at the assembly hall.

The meeting was drive for the monitoring of progress of works undertaken by the assembly. In addition, to help make applicable corrections and educative actions to advance the project scheme, work blueprint and implementation strategies.

The committee visited the following facilities; the La Wireless Cluster of Schools, the MCE’s Bungalow at Labone Estate, Rangoon Camp 1&2 School, and St Paul’s Anglican School and the Container for NADMO at LaDMA main office.

According to the director for Works department, the projects would be completed within the schedule.  The team witnessed that at the various project visited workers were on site with works making headway progressively.

LaDMA Decongest Adiembra Roads.

Scene at the decongestion exercise

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) as part of its social responsibilities on the ‘Operation clean your frontage’ on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 began demolishing illegal structures raised along the roads of Adiembra electoral area in the municipality.

Speaking to the media, the Municipal Chief Executive for LaDMA, Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi said the exercise was to create space for the construction of pedestrian walkways.

He said pedestrian compete with vehicles on the roads creating traffic and accidents in the municipality. According to the MCE, most children has lost their lives to onrushing vehicles because of the activities of residents and shop owners who have occupied the pedestrian walkways with illegal structures and the best way to address the issue is to decongest walkways where people unlawfully encroached.

Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi stated that the assembly has given notice to the affected people and done a lot of awareness prior to the exercise.Rev Solomon mentioned that it was illegal for populaces and business owners to erect structures five feet beyond their frontage to obstruct pedestrian movement.

 Majority of the affected people described the exercise as selective and appealed to the MCE to give them few days to relocate their kiosk and the containers.

Minority were sceptical about the sustainability of the exercise, if it would not be a day wonder to please the Greater Accra Regional Minister that LaDMA is working towards its goals.

They bemoan the assembly lack of action against unauthorised structures at lower stages until it is well established. Moreover, they urged the assembly to be proactive in the discharge of their duties.

LaDMA DEMOLISHES ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

LaDMA on Monday July 5, 2021 demolished illegal structures built on waterways in the municipality.

The exercise was led by the works department of the assembly, the exercise began from the La Palm wine junction to the wireless junction where shops, containers and abandoned vehicles on the street and walk ways where removed.

Before the exercise, the assembly sent warning letters to the affected people and some encroachers to vacate the area.

Encroachers where aware of the intended exercise and therefore did not have any excuse.

LaDMA EMBARKS ON DEMOLISHING EXERCISE AT EAST LA ENCLAVE

          The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has embarked on massive demolishing exercise at East La (Tse Addo). The exercise became possible after series of notices and publicity to the affected people to vacate the areas earmarked for the demolishing. The exercise that started at East La roundabout on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 will continue until all illegal structures at unauthorized areas within the La Municipality are cleared.

Speaking to some of the affected traders at the Zenith University College enclave, madam Regina said that they received the notice about three months ago and they thought it was just the normal warning they received from the assembly. According to her, the exercise came at the time they were recovering from the COVID-19 setback.

        The information services department upon reaching one of the victims Gifty a food vendor, who was affected by the exercise stated that they had been given notices three months prior to the demolition exercise but they had gone to see the assembly hierarchy to plead with them, but all seemed to have fallen on deafened ears. She went on to say she does not know where to go now if she moves.

Also, Okpoti Tetteh the husband of an affected victim stated that notices were given to them and that was a good initiative, however, their sources of income has been taken from them. He further explained that should the area be given to others if they are vacated from the area, they would not be pleased with the assembly.

          Finally, another victim of the exercise stated that for years now the assembly has always given notices for eviction but nothing had happened so they assumed it was one of their usual notices till the demolishing commenced.

The assembly assured the residents of the La enclave of a continuous and effective effort to make the community a clean and admirable one. The assembly went on to advise the residents with intentions of starting businesses to make sure they get their permits and renew them when the need be.

LaDMA HANDOVER REFURBISHED SCHOOLS

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly has handover three schools which was renovated to boost teaching and learning in the municipality to the school authorities.

The schools are south La Estate 2 Primary School and KG, the Chirings Complex KG and Maale Dada Basic School. The playgrounds for the pre-schools was installed with play items. The renovation forms part of the assembly’s activities to improve access to education in the municipality.

The MCE for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Hon Solomon Kotey Nikoi pledged to address issues militating against other schools in the municipality. Hon Solomon Kotey Nikoi advised the teachers to ensure that the pupils adhere to the COVID- 19 social and preventive protocols.