In Krachi West, a new wave of development is underway with the commencement of the construction of an ultramodern market and additional infrastructural projects, as announced by Mr. Emmanuel Kajal Jalulah, the Krachi West Municipal Chief Executive.
According to Ghana News Agency, these developments are part of eight projects slated for construction this year under the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion (SOCO) intervention. The SOCO initiative, funded by the World Bank, is implemented collaboratively by several ministries including Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Finance, Youth and Sports, Gender, Children and Social Protection, and the National Development Planning Commission.
The projects, forming part of a five-year developmental plan for the municipality, encompass a range of infrastructural improvements. These include the drilling and mechanization of boreholes, construction of a market, summer huts, and a Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound accompanied by a two-unit nurses’ quarters. Additionally, the plan includes the supply of 100 wooden dual desks, the construction of a mini volleyball pitch, a 1.2 dam double-pipe culvert, and a 12-bedroom lodge. Five companies – Del Infrastructure Ltd, Difference One Ltd, Multi-Lead Ltd, High North Ltd, and New Era Company Ltd – have been tasked with these projects, which are expected to be completed within six months.
Mr. Jalulah emphasized the importance of local participation, urging contractors to employ local artisans to create employment opportunities within the community. He also called for the community’s support in facilitating the smooth progression of the works. He commended the Government, under President Akufo-Addo, for the implementation of the SOCO projects, which he described as a testament to the Government’s commitment to fulfilling its promises to the Ghanaian people.
Furthermore, Mr. Jalulah informed the Ghana News Agency about the distribution of motorbikes to community facilitators involved in the projects. These motorbikes are intended to improve their mobility and efficiency in executing their roles. He stressed the need for proper maintenance of the bikes to ensure they serve their intended purpose effectively.