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Development projects in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District on course
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Regional News of Friday, 29 September 2006

Source: GNA

Development projects in Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District on course

Sawla (N/R), Sept. 29, GNA - Development projects to lift the image of the newly created Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly to befit its status are progressing steadily, as work on all the projects are near completion.

The ongoing projects include a 2.073 billion cedis Assembly Hall Complex, which is almost complete, a 969 million cedis bungalow for the DCE, a 923 million cedis bungalow for the District Coordinating Director and an 801 million cedis bungalow for the District Finance Officer. The rest are a 396 million cedis compound house for junior staff, a 390 million cedis bungalow for the District Police Officer and two teachers' bungalows at the cost of about 600 million cedis, had already been completed pending handing over.

Conducting the GNA round the projects, on behalf of the DCE, Mr Ahmed Rufai Ibrahim, the District Coordinating Director expressed satisfaction at the rate of work and expressed the hope that all projects would be completed before schedule.

The GNA was in Sawla, the District capital curved out of the Bole-Bamboi District Assembly to access the progress of infrastructure development and to see how the people embraced the creation of the new district and how committed they are to help in development. Mr Rufai said the projects were being executed out of the District Assembly's Common Fund (DACF) and other internally generated funds and appealed to the government to help with seed money to improve in infrastructure.

He said, if there was money from external sources like central government other than the DACF, more projects would have been carried out including upgrading the road from Sawla town to the new site of the Assembly to lift the image of the district.

Mr Rufai indicated that there was good will and moral support from the community towards members of the Assembly and that with time the district would improve on projects and programmes. He said as a new district so many things such as pipe borne water, electricity to some rural communities, good roads, clinics and other basic amenities were lacking and stressed the need for government to step in to help the district.

Mr James Kipo Sunyehzi, the DCE for the district later told the GNA that the government was committed in fulfilling its dream of providing facilities and infrastructure to the new districts. He catalogued a number of other development projects that the district had embarked on through its District Assembly's Common Fund (DACF) and the Community-Based Development Projects (CBDP) and that the district was working tirelessly to ensure that some of the needs of the people were met. 29 Sept. 06

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