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Oguaa Assembly to prosecute fake revenue collectors
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Regional News of Sunday, 6 October 2013

Source: GNA

Oguaa Assembly to prosecute fake revenue collectors

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly is investigating a case in which some fraudsters are said to be issuing fake market tickets to traders and market women, making the Assembly to lose huge sums of revenue.

Madam Priscilla Arhin, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) who made this known when she delivered her maiden address at the second ordinary meeting of the Assembly since she assumed office about a month ago, said the police had taken up the matter.

“The police are still gathering pieces of information to enable the Assembly to process the individuals suspected to be involved in the sale and issuance of fake market tickets for court” she indicated.

On projects, she said plans were far advanced for the commencement and completion of a number of projects in the Metropolis, including the much awaited Cape Coast Kotokuraba market, and gave the assurance that almost all hurdles had been cleared for the commencement of work on the market.

Other projects are the construction of 61 platforms and water reservoirs for schools and health facilities, and the supply of 76 sets of handwashing facilities to basic schools in the metropolis, under the Ghana Netherlands Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project.

The WASH project ,currlently being piloted in four Assemblies in Ghana, namely Cape Coast, Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem, Ga South and Ga West, will not only address water and sanitation issues but also the development of solid and liquid waste management facilities.

Additionally, the Assembly would undertake the drilling and construction of four boreholes at Mfantsipim School, WMTC and Academy of Christ the King, as well as the construction of three to six-seater toilets for boys and girls in some selected basic and senior high schools in the Metropolis.

The MCE said the project was under the International Development Agency’s sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Projects, and was being supported by the World Bank.

She added that a new Nissan pick-up had already been donated to the Assembly to facilitate the monitoring of the project, and appealed to all major stakeholders to assist the Assembly in the effective monitoring of the projects to attract more of such benevolence.

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