Construction of Cocotomey new market: Mayor Bada calls for the acceleration of work
''Is the master's eye that fattens the horse.'' With this adage, on September 7, 2016, Abomey-Calavi Mayor led this Wednesday, a delegation from the City Council and the Technical Services Director on the site of Cocotomey market building in the district of Godomey.
The first authority of the town of Abomey and his entourage went to see for themselves the level of development of the construction of this infrastructure market which, like offices for men, serves as working place for the women. This is rightly so after this site visit, Mayor Georges Bada advocated that before the end of 2016, all the work of consolidation works, sanitation and electrification should be completed to allow women to move on with their commercial activities.
The market construction project ...
The construction market Cocotomey, is originally part of social measures in favor of communities being in the grip of Godomey Pahou way built by the Beninese Government with the support of the World Bank. In terms of this contract, we had to move the market that formerly was animated on the edge of the road to a more secure place where 6 stands would be adapted. This was actually made by a Chinese company. But it is clear to notice that without the consolidation and sanitation works, the market is flooded in the rainy periods.
This hardly makes it easier to the beneficiaries of this infrastructure. It was then that during a meeting with the World Bank's partners, the City Hall (DST) advocated for the improvements of practicability state of this market. With the strong involvement of the municipal authority, this complaint has prospered from the World Bank. The institution has agreed to use the remaining terms of budget, the order of a billion to build 6 more stands, paving the market courtyard sanitation access roads, the fence of the market and construction of collectors to drain the water to the outlets.
Also, it should be noted that the lighting in this shopping place located in Cocotomey, will be provided by solar street lights, even if, according to the technician, who is the company controller, the supply of these electrification materials faces some difficulties.
Furthermore, it is noted that women who await the delivery of the market to develop income-generating activities are not only very happy because of the raid by the Mayor to put pressure and to boost the company to deliver the market on time. They are also satisfied to know the Mayor promised that by the end of the year, they will integrate the market.
Through their manager, they said a thousand prayers in the direction of the municipal authority. Finally, we must mention that apart from three members of the municipal executive, the Director of Technical Services of the City Council and all the Officers of the Mayor Mission, several Godomey elected members are honored with their presence this visit to illustrate the priority and urgency of this masterpiece which will be delivered shortly.
This concerns the district chief Germain Cadja-Dodo and municipal advisors Ezrou Florent, Chantal Houenha, says Joseph Dossou Paulin Dossa, Franck Hessouh Theophilus HoungbĂ©dji. These were all alongside No. 1 of Abomey-Calavi and his two Deputies Victor Julien Honfo Adimi and, for the good cause.