August 6, 2010

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has commended Parliament for passing the housing deal with the Korean Construction firm STX Engineering.

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, President of NALAG, made the commendation when addressing national service personnel in Gomoa West in connection with the celebration of National Service Week at Apam.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah, who is also District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, also commended government for deciding to allocate the first batch of 30,000 housing units to be constructed by the firm to the security services.

He said residential accommodation for the security services, especially the Police Service, left much to be desired. Mr Aidoo-Mensah said the housing project would address some of the housing problems national service personnel faced when they are posted to the districts.

He appealed to government to ensure that the districts had their fair share of the houses and praised national service personnel for the good work they had been doing for the country. Mr Aidoo-Mensah deplored the attitude of parents who had been preventing the posting of their children, especially females, to the rural areas to do their service.

Mr Aidoo-Mensah advised the service personnel to take good care of themselves as they entered the job market and to place Ghana above whatever they did to ensure a better nation for all. “Maintain the discipline you exhibited when you were in school at your workplaces and be devoted to your work,” he said.

Source: GNA