Techiman market to be developed to international standard – President Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday announced plans by his government to upgrade the Techiman central market to international standards.
The President who made the announcement when he addressed the chiefs and people of Techiman as part of his three-day “accounting to the people tour” in Brong-Ahafo Region, said design works on the market had been done and very soon tender for the contract would be opened to pave way for the commencement of the project.
President Mahama said the project would involve the development and expansion of modern infrastructure in the market whiles the water system in the town would also be expanded.
He said contract on the construction of 16 kilometre asphalted town roads in the Municipality had been awarded and very soon the contractor would start work.
President Mahama said economic activities will receive a big boost if the market serving traders from neighbouring Burkina Faso, Niger and Ivory Coast.
Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, the Paramount Chief of Techiman Traditional Area, praised the National Democratic Government (NDC) government for not leaving out the area in the distribution of the national cake and appealed to the government for the construction of a Municipal Hospital to meet the rapid development trend and influx of people to Techiman due to strategic geographical location.
He said the government needed appreciation from the people for the on-going construction works on the Asueyi Junction-Asueyi, Grotto-Buoyem, Tuobodom-Offuman and Bamiri-Aworopataa roads.
Oseadeeyo Ameyaw IV, specifically mentioned the on-going works on the administration block, boys’ and girls’ dormitory and the 12 classroom block at the Techiman Senior High School (SHS) coupled with the 12 classroom block, dining hall and kitchen at the Mount Carmel SHS, as some of the projects and said these would facilitate effective teaching and learning.
The paramount chief called for the urgent reconstruction of the drainage systems and tiling of the walkways at the Techiman market and added that more fire tenders were also needed to enhance the operations of the Municipal Fire Service.