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26-Dec-2009  
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The Wa Fruit Juice Factory, a joint venture between the Wa Municipal Assembly and Ieper city in Belgium, has hit the market with its products, following the acquisition of the necessary permits from the relevant government agencies.

The factory is extracting and packaging juices from mango and other available local fruits for the market. This would address the problem of post harvest losses and also generate employment for the youth and income for fruit farmers.

Addressing the last ordinary meeting of the Assembly for this year on Thursday, Mr Duogu Yakubu, the Municipal Chief Executive said the Assembly was expected by Ieper city to secure the site where the factory was located by fencing the structure and also provide the facility with a bore hole to sustain production.

He called on the management board of the factory to work out a sale strategy and present it to the manager of the factory for implementation.

He said Ieper city also intends to improve sanitation services delivery in the Municipality, through the establishment of a factory, to convert plastic waste materials into rubber products.

Mr Yakubu announced that, health services delivery in the Municipality had been given a big boost by the construction of five clinics in the Municipality, by the Municipal directorate of the Ghana Health Service.

The clinics have been sited at Kanbali, Dobile, Piisi, Wa central market and the Wa community centre.

Mr Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister noted that, the services of Zoom Lion was not being fully utilized in the Municipality, and called on the Assembly to work out a way of making use of the company.

He urged the Assembly to take another look at the planning of the Wa township and come out with a proper layout, which should create room for roads, water and sanitation service, schools and recreational facilities and also ensure that all the streets had names.

He observed that the way the cities and towns in the country were planned, it would be highly impossible for the navigator system to operate well in this country.
 
 
 
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