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Winkogo Assembly Member unhappy about abandoned ICT facility in his area

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The Assembly Member for the Winkogo Electoral Area in the Talensi District of the Upper East region, Edward Azuah is unhappy about an abandoned (ICT) facility in his area.

The facility is composed of an ICT hall, conference center, offices, a spacious reception plus other ancillaries that make it a multipurpose; but has been left to rot. 

The facility which was supposed to offer the people of the district indispensable knowledge in Information Technology has been abandoned for the past five years after its completion. 

The building according to Mr. Azuah was put up and completed by the then NDC government but has never been put to use, a situation the Assembly Member describes as worrying and therefore called on the Talensi District Assembly to put the edifice into good use. 

“The facility was built around 2015/ 2016 when I wasn’t the assemblyman for the community. So it was almost completed at that time, and everything was intact. Later I learned that the contractor even bring furniture but the project wasn’t handed over to the Assembly. When the NDC lost power in 2016 the work came to standstill, around 2017/ 2018. I understand the contractor came back and pick the furniture out. So it is an issue that I have been following for a long time now and it hasn’t gotten any meaningful result yet. So I think the assembly has to step in so that the facility will be put to use because is a very important facility that will help the people”, he spoke exclusively to A1 Radio reporter, David Azure. 

Edward Azuah- Assembly Member for the Winkogo Electoral Area

Mr. Azuah further explained that, because the project is abandoned and taken over by weeds, some time back a mentally ill person broke into it and destroy some of the doors and windows. The facility was a place of accommodation for all manner of persons until the youth of the area intervened and locked it.

But responding to the concern, District Chief Executive for Talensi, Thomas Pearson Duanab-Wuni said, the facility is important for the people in the district, and therefore the assembly will do a follow-up and make sure that the facility will be put to use effective early next year.

Source: A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure| Ghana|

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