Ms. Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi, Municipal Chief Executive Officer (MCE), of Ahafo-Ano North in the Ashanti Region, has called for a united front to accelerate the pace of development in the municipality.
“It is important for us to accept the fact that in order to succeed in our collective will to implement our development, we must be united and focused to forge the relevant partnerships and mobilize the necessary synergies with all the identifiable and forward-looking stakeholders. future to ensure the rapid development of the Municipality”, she observed.
Addressing Assembly members at its first regular meeting of the Third Session in Tepa, the MCE stressed the need for mutual respect between the Assembly and community members.
According to her, it was also important to harness the potentials and capacities of the private sector, civil society and community organizations and to collaborate with relevant stakeholders for the holistic development of the municipality.
She told the meeting that the Assembly raised GH¢239,661.41 in June this year, which is 25.28% of the revenue target of GH¢948,000.00 for 2022.
She said that despite the challenges the Assembly faced in its quest to meet its revenue target, it was on track to meet the target by the end of the year, saying that more income would be generated as the harvest period for cocoa and food crops approached.
The MCE reminded Assembly members that the strength of the Assembly largely depends on its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) and urged them to get involved in their constituencies to mobilize more resources to pursue the Assembly’s development program.
Ms Appiah-Nyantakyi said the Assembly purchased various items to distribute to disabled people in the municipality, having received GH¢80,682.51 for the second and fourth quarters of 2021.
Regarding education, the MCE announced that the Assembly had distributed a number of mono and double desks to the various basic schools of the Commune to strengthen teaching and learning.
The municipality, she said, had benefited from the One-District-One-Warehouse initiative, adding that the facility had been completed and returned to use.
She applauded Assembly members and staff for their impressive performance in the just-concluded District Performance Assessment Tools (DPAT), in which the Assembly scored 95%.