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The Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has pledged its readiness and commitment to boost the industrial drive of the municipality towards governments One-District-One-Factory flagship program.

To this end, the assembly in partnership with Avnash Industrial Ghana Limited has presented a proposal to the Ministry of Trade and Industry to establish an Integrated Agro Processing complex on a 63 acre land at Changnayili in the municipality.

The proposed complex will have components including a multi feed vegetable oil refinery, mango and tomato processing plant and agric clinic and training centre. Again, the assembly in collaboration with A&G Agro Mechanical Industries has also submitted a proposal to the ministry to establish a tractor assembling plants that will engage over 500 workers within the municipality.

Addressing a Town Hall meeting at Sagnarigu, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mariam Iddrisu, urged government to consider either both or one of the proposals to lead the industrial drive of the municipality.

The meeting was attended by assembly members, chiefs, youth and women groups, development partners and civil service organizations.

Miss Iddrisu said the municipality has been selected for the award of twenty village dam projects and so far four have been awarded and sites handed over to contractors for execution at Katariga, Dungu, Kpane and Sanga where community sensitization has already been done towards the implementation of the projects.

Touching on water and sanitation, the MCE said the assembly was undertaking the rehabilitation of a number of bore holes and dug outs fixed with pumps under a RING project in some rural communities in the municipality to increase access to potable household water.

The Open Defecation Free League Table released by the RCC last month saw the municipality at the bottom of the table indicating that majority of its residents defecate indiscriminately in the open.

In view of this, the assembly is building a comprehensive data of all household without latrines for which it has plans to hold engagement dialogue with zonal councils to ensure each of them acquire household latrine.

Also the assembly has awarded contract for the purchase of refuse containers to be mounted at vantage locations to regulate indiscriminate disposal of household waste.

The assembly is also collaborating with RING and UNICEF to implement community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) program in twenty-four communities aimed at behavioral change for communities to initiate ODF campaigns.

Miss Iddrisu also touched on steps the assembly was taking to improve other areas including health, education, agric, road network, local governance, and youth and women development.

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