MCE calls for community participation in communal labour
Mr Victor-Hermann Condobrey, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, has said qualification for donor funded projects would be dependent on demand, commitment and readiness to support such projects through communal labour.

Date Created : 8/28/2009 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : GNA

He said there was waning interest, reluctance or complete refusal by communities to adhere to conditions of full communal participation in the implementation of projects.

Mr Condobrey said this at the inauguration of a teacher's quarters at Ve-Deme in the Hohoe Municipality under Phases One and Two of the Sixth European Union (EU) Micro Projects Programme (MPP).

Hohoe Municipality benefited from 16 projects including vault chamber toilets, classroom blocks, rural clinics, ware houses and day care centres worth GH¢195,048.

The EU bore 75 per cent of the rest and the assembly and beneficiary communities took up the rest.

He said this measure was not a punitive action but meant to re-awaken and instil the spirit of volunteerism and communal spiritedness that seemed to be waning.

Mr Dankyi Daffuor, National Programme Manager of MPP, said the Volta Region benefited from 185 amenities.

These were in health, education, water and sanitation with EU's contribution amounting to GH¢3.39 million and municipal, district assemblies spending GH¢847,697.

He said 46 communities in 18 districts in the region benefited from an income generating package of GH¢247,404 with beneficiary communities contributing GH¢22,491 being 10 percent of cost towards poverty reduction activities.

Togbega Delume VII, Paramount Chief of Ve Traditional Area, thanked the government of Ghana and EU for fashioning out such laudable agreement which had benefited his community.