Business News of 2014-08-31

Assemblies should explore opportunities in PPP - Minister

Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, on Friday advised Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to explore the option of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in providing infrastructure in the units.

He said the strategy would afford the MMDAs many opportunities and sources of funding and ultimately result in the availability of Central Government and Internally Generated Funds to improve other areas which may not immediately attract private sector investment.

Nii Afotey-Agbo gave the advice when he commissioned a new office block of the Environmental Health Unit of the Ga West Municipal Assembly in Amasaman.

The construction of the GH¢ 298,194.00 facility was funded by the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

Nii Afotey-Agbo charged the Environmental Health Officers to pursue a vigorous health education campaigns to eliminate filth-related diseases like cholera and ensure that residents adhered to personal and environmental cleanliness.

“Let your presence be felt in the municipality and make sure you do not sit in your offices for people to die of preventable diseases,” he said.

Source: GNA
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