N/R: TaMA to constitute ‘Biehisung’ taskforce to fight crime

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA), as part of its 2018 agenda will focus on fighting indiscipline in the metropolis.

To this end, a taskforce to be christened “Biehisung” taskforce will be constituted to fight crime and sanitise the various communities in the metropolis.

Speaking on Wake up Tamale on Radio Tamale 91.7 FM, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the assembly, Issah Musah explains that an advisory committee will soon be constituted to oversee the establishment of the taskforce.

The committee, he explained, would consist of representatives from the police service, the youth chiefs, military, state attorney, social welfare, representatives from the chief’s palaces, assembly members and unit committees.

The “Biehisung” (upright living) taskforce would ensure that minors are not found loitering around after 10 pm. This is aimed at complementing the efforts of the police and the social welfare in dealing with petty crimes in the various communities.

The PRO also noted that other projects such as the resealing and grading of roads and patching of potholes in Tamale south and central.

In addition, a six unit classroom block will be constructed for two schools to promote effective teaching and learning. Streetlights within the Tamale Metropolis would also receive some attention in the first quarter of the year. He added that a new market structure would be put up within the Tamale Central Market.

The furnishing of the OPD at the Tamale West Hospital is also one of the topmost priorities of the assembly in 2018.

“A new outpatient department has been completed at the Tamale West Hospital by the assembly in collaboration with some donor partners which requires furnishing. The assembly has decided that it will find some resources to furnish the OPD to ease the overcrowding at the existing OPD, so that patients can be a little more comfortable when they go to seek medical attention” he added.

Mr Musah urged the people of Tamale to honour their tax obligations so that the assembly can serve them well.

He cautioned all to desist from using any open space they find as dumping and defecation sites to facilitate the assembly’s fight against insanitary practices.

By: Taifatu Malik, radiotamale.com

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