THE Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project (UESP II) for Kumasi is to begin on October 1, this year.
Last Tuesday, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Samuel Sarpong, presented the drawings for the project to the contractors, Rolider Limited of Israel and Aya Construction Limited of Ghana, paving way for the commencement of the project.
The GH¢24.1 million project, being financed by the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) is expected to be completed in two years.
The project involves community infrastructure upgrading and the Aboabo storm drainage improvement works.
As part of the project the Aboabo and Sesan Rivers covering a distance of 3.5 km would be drained, while solid waste collection as well as street lighting facilities would also be tackled.
The beneficiary communities of the project included Anloga, Asokwa, Ahinsan and Atonsu.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mr Sarpong said the project was dear to the hearts of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and the government.
Mr Sarpong urged people who would be affected by the project in any way to bear with the contractors because in the end the people would be the beneficiaries.
He stated that the KMA was determined to do everything to ensure that Kumasi had its fair share of the national cake.
He also urged the contractors to do a very good work, promising all the needed support for the clients.
Mr Lion Felsenstein, a representative of the Israeli construction firm, who received the drawings on behalf of the contractors, gave the assurance that they would execute the work as specified.