|Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 13:12|
Ashiaman Municipal AssemblyOn Wednesday 27th March 2012, the Regional Minister Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo attended the first ordinary meeting of the second session of the Ashiaman Municipal Assembly. The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Nuumo Adinortey Addison, urged Assembly members to persuade persons in their various electoral areas who qualify to register for the biometric registration exercise to turn out in their numbers for the exercise.
He said the municipality collaborated with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Electoral Commission (EC) to inaugurate an inter – party dialogue for the Municipality.
The MCE also stated some of the achievements of the assembly. He said a six-unit classroom block and a three-unit JHS block with furniture have been given to the ASHAIAMAN No. 1 Basic School.
Three hundred and fifty (350) desks were also given to the Education Directorate for distribution to needy schools in the municipality.
Fifteen (15) laptops from the government’s “One laptop per Child “project were donated to the Ashiaman No. 1 JHS. He also added that, all Kindergartens and primary schools in the municipality are on the school feeding programme, 50 persons living with HIV have also been trained to champion the cause of people living with the virus.
He said the Assembly has provided a new office accommodation for the Municipal Fire Service and renovated the Ghana Police Service Cells at Ashiaman.
Ga East Municipal Assembly
The Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo visited the Ga East Municipal Assembly during its first ordinary meeting of the second session, at Abokobi on the 29th March, 2012.
The Regional Minister said revenue generation at the local sources fell short of actual projections and the situation made assemblies rely on District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) and donor agencies to finance development programmes.
He therefore urged the assemblies to be innovative in their approach towards revenue generation for the provision of social services and infrastructure.
He also asked the assembly to deal effectively with waste management and also enforce their building regulations in order to check the springing up of unauthorized structures. He asked that Councils and Committees should be supported to enable them function effectively.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. John Kwao Sackey, mentioned some of the achievements of the Assembly.
He said the Assembly through the GET FUND and District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) have provided 3,000 dual desks for various schools. Thirty-Nine (39) schools are also benefiting from the school feeding programme. Seven (7) functional Community Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) zones have been created to render health services; four (4) were created in Dome, two (2) in Madina and one (1) in Taifa.
Also, a total of 157.85 acres of land has been cultivated under the Block Farming project which had 110 Crop farmers as beneficiaries. Under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP), 662 households in 22 communities benefitted from the programme.
Meeting With Engleshi Amanfro
The Regional Minister met with the two factions of Engleshi Amanfro to discuss the recent disruptions concerning chieftaincy and land issues they had.
The Engleshi Amanfro Stool insists there is a substantive chief who is discharging his duties, but the other faction, the Kwashie Gborlor family claims there is no chief and that the one posing as chief has not been gazetted.
The Kwashie Gborlor family therefore decided to install a chief and this nearly resulted in chaos. The Regional Minister therefore asked the Kwashie Gborlor family to put the coronation of the new chief on hold to ensure that peace prevails in the area.
It was agreed that the Engleshi Amanfro Chieftaincy Disputes which are pending in court should be withdrawn. Both parties were asked to meet the Regional Minister on 5th April 2012 and present their compromises for a peace settlement to be drawn.