Joe Danquah, CEO of the Middle Belt Development Authority has suggested that government’s deliberate effort at improving the livelihoods of Ghanaians through the development authorities will propel it to victory in 2020, ABC News can report.
The Middle Belt Development CEO made this remark when he met with the Members of Parliament in the five regions, under his jurisdiction, in a three-day workshop which was held in the Eastern, Ashanti and Bono East, Ahafo and Bono Regional capitals.
He said, “the number of projects undertaken and the ones earmarked to be undertaken before the 2020 elections will be the game changer and that Ghanaians will be overwhelmed and willingly renew the Mandate of Nana Addo,s Government for the next 4 years.”
Joe Danquah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, explained that the workshop was focused on the $1million per Constituency projects, to make the legislators abreast of the updates and seek their inputs.
He reiterated that the workshop also created awareness on the operational mandate, strategic objectives and core functions of the Authority, assessment of previous works undertaken by the Authority, through the Ministry for Special Development Initiative (MDSI), what have been done in the various Constituencies, the implementation of the projects in their various Constituencies, re-awarding contracts of projects which have stalled.
The MPs also proposed key projects they want to be implemented and the action plan from the Authority.
Some projects undertaken by the Authority include warehouses, toilets with mechanized boreholes, Community based mechanized Solar Powered systems and One Ambulance per Constituency amongst other projects.
He further explained that the operational areas of the Authority cover 109 Constituencies, of which 29 out of the 109 are in the Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regions respectively.
Some of the projects have been completed others are ongoing while some have been abandoned he said.
Joe Danquah, who is also a Parliamentary Candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Banda Constituency, also outlined the Authority’s vision for the good people of Banda which include, market, landing site, irrigation dams, roads amongst others.
Source: Kwabena Boakye Asante (Director of communications MBDA)