The Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA) has purchased a grader for the grading of inaccessible roads in the Municipality.

The GHc301,440.00 grader is one of the pragmatic steps taken by the Assembly to work on the road network in the area anytime the need arises, especially when it rains.

A committee has, therefore, been put in place to manage the grader. The committee will specifically monitor the movement of the grader since it has a scheduled time to leave and time to arrive. Additionally, there would be periodic maintenance.

Kakra Nubyl Vanlare, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for AdMA, who was joined by the Assembly’s staff to inspect the grader, said the continuous hiring of a grader for such purpose was a drain on the Assembly’s coffers and that the acquisition of its own grader was a dream come true.

To ensure the judicious use of the grader, the MCE called on the community to support the Assembly by fueling the machine so that it can serve the community, saying that it was time the people within the community took interest in their own environment.

She said the people within the community will have to write to the Assembly through the MCE as to which road network needs to be worked on and that as a community they should assist the Assembly and be responsible for whatever goes on.

Ms Vanlare said the purchase of the grader was a great achievement for the two-and-half-year-old Assembly, saying that “this would solve the roads problem in the Municipality because the continuous hiring of the grader was not helpful to solve the huge community’s problem.

According to the MCE, the Assembly would take a second look at tarring the roads by budgeting for that from the District Assembly Common Fund and the Assembly’s Internally Generated Funds.

She, therefore, appealed to the people to pay their property rates and taxes so that the Assembly can generate enough funds for the development needs of the area.

Ms Vanlare urged the people to be modest in their demands and expectations from the Assembly because everything cannot be done at the same time.

She said one major area that is being considered was the security of the area and in a bid to ensure this, the Assembly has earmarked some money for street lights to brighten the area in order to check the security situation.

Furthermore, the Assembly would soon launch a security fund for that purpose and called on the people within the Municipality to support such a fund for their own good. He added that the Assembly needs some vehicles and logistics to assist the Police and the Neighbourhood Watchdog Committee to fight crime in the area.

For his part, Joseph Adjoteye, the Municipal Engineer noted that the grader would help the Assembly open up most of the roads that were unaccessible in the community.

He, therefore, appealed to government to augment this by providing tipper trucks, a pay loader and others for the Assembly.

Source: The Heritage