The New Patriotic Party (NPP), as part of its effort to foster economic and social development in the inner-cities and Zongos, has passed the Zongo Development Fund Act 2017.
The Act proposed a series of government activities to help develop deprived communities in Ghana.
Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance presenting the mid-year fiscal policy review of the 2018 budget statement before Parliament indicating, the government has engaged in dredging and desilting drains in communities as well as “Procurement works for the construction of 18 mechanized Small town water systems – boreholes out of a target of 20, business development training for 150 selected existing businesses, rehabilitation of 22 schools and construction of 10 school toilet facilities” among others.
He further stated “organization of 8 ethno-religious seminars in Inner-City and Zongo communities and the construction of 3 astro turf football parks (La Nkwantanang, Walewale and Kibi) and 8 community recreational parks” have been constructed to improve the Zongo communities.
The Minister added that the government is further making efforts to construct access roads nationwide.
Source: Adams Issa Yassin/ dip 1A