The Ho municipal Assembly Monday May 4, 2020 handed over a newly-constructed Police Post, Fire Post and Clinic cited in the Ho Central market to their respective institutions. The three service posts satellite facilities to the newly ultra modern market facility completed some months ago and awaiting official commissioning and onward allocation.
The short ceremony was attended by the Volta Regional minister , Hon. Archibald Yao Letsa, and his deputy, Hon. Johnson Avulletey . Also in attendance were the Ho Municipal Chief Executive, the Municipality Fire Officer, the Municipal Police Commander,the Municipal Director of Health Services, some traditional rulers from the various communities in the Municipality as well as some traders.
Addressing the ceremony, the MCE, Hon. Prosper Pi Bansah , expressed excitement over the completion of the project . He touched on the frustration of traders who endure at the moment and urgent need for the utilization of the facility, making reference to his inability to allocate the market stalls in one month after he took over as promised .
“It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t do the allocation in my first month in office as promised during my induction, it was beyond my control,” he said.
Hon Pi Bansah also added that plans are underway to populate the kindergarten facility built for use by the traders . This, he believes, will help promote the education of the children of the traders when they come to the market .
“Soon we will take over the building meant for the kindergarten and put it to use where your children and wards can also benefit; while you sell, they will also be in school,” he added
The MCE Chief gave out 600 face masks to be distributed among the traders.
On his part, the Regional Minister noted with disappointment the disregard for the safety protocols by some traders, especially with regard to the wearing of face masks.
” I am not happy with the way the protocols are disregarded, I’m sad to see lots of people without face masks and it’s worrying. From the next market day, if you don’t wear a mask, you won’t be allowed to come sell in the market,” he said.
The heads and representatives of the beneficiary institutions were grateful for the presentation and promised to put the facilities to good use.
The traders, on their part, also expressed their gratitude to the Assembly for their immense support .
Edudzi Randy Ahadzi