The Wa Municipal Assembly has for the past eight months started subletting some portions of the central car park of the municipality to some private estate developers.
In an interview with the Wa MCE Issahaku Tahiru Moomin this morning, he indicated that the reason for entering into the partnership is to provide more space in the car park and to also reduce vehicular traffic and easy movement of people.
He said the partnership will allow the private developers to raise structures that will provide the opportunity for more than twenty people per a space in the car park.
When our reporter asked about the terms and conditions of the partnership, the MCE indicated that the partnership is on ‘’Build Own Operate and Transfer’’ (BOOT) and this is expected to last for 25 years.
The MCE also indicated that when the structures are completed, 30% of the total rent of the various store rooms per annum will be sent to the assembly and 70% will be for the private developers.
Alhaji Issahaku added that the decision was reached on by assembly members with the view that it will help to beautify the town and also provide more space to business operators in the car park.
‘’Before you are qualified to be given such a space you will have to apply to the assembly expressing your readiness and capability to take up such an initiative, then the works department will do the evaluations before inviting you for an interview.’’
He said so far six people have taken their letters from the assembly and has started the development.
Some business operators in the car park when interviewed said the decision will help their operations. Vehicle owners will now have more and organized packing space that will also allow easy movement within the Wa lorry station.
Speaking to some of the estates developers about the quality of work, they said they have qualified engineers who are ready to do quality works.