Deliver services irrespective of challenges – Oko Vanderpuije

The Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has urged city authorities in Africa to adopt a vision to provide basic services to advance the course of humanity.

Speaking at the second Africa urban infrastructure investment forum in Luanda, Angola the mayor stated that city authorities in Africa have an obligation to deliver basic services to the people irrespective of the circumstances.

The Mayor who was speaking on the theme innovative solutions to bridge the urban infrastructure gap made a strong case for city authorities to lay special emphasis on educational infrastructure.The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije challenged city authorities in Africa to strive to bridge the development gap to ensure decent living for all.

The forum will propose concrete steps to be taken to maximize the urban infrastructure development.

Meanwhile mayors of three large cities, medium and small cities will be awarded this evening in Luanda for exhibiting exemplary leadership in managing their respective cities.

Countries short listed for the large cities are, Accra, Cape Town and Dakar, while the small towns consist of Asunafo North of Ghana, Praia of Cape Verde and Bagante of Cameroon.

Ahead of the awards ceremony the Municipal Chief Executive for Asunafo North Alhaji Mohammed Doku said his municipality had worked hard to transform the lives of the people via infrastructural development and believes his area stood the chance of winning the award.



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