The Municipal Director General of Ahafo-Ano North, Martina Appiah-Nyantakyi called on the residents of the communities for a united, focused and peaceful front to accelerate the pace of their development.
She explained that to succeed in their Unity of Purpose program, it was necessary to remain resolute and resilient in their collective determination to implement progress, growth and development.
“It is important for us to accept the fact that for us to succeed in our collective determination, dedication and commitment to implement our progress, growth and development, we must be united and focused to forge relevant partnerships. and harness the necessary synergies with all identifiable partners and forward-looking actors towards our Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs),” Ms. Appiah-Nyantakyi emphasized.
Addressing Assembly members at her first regular meeting of the Third Session in Tepa, she stressed the need for mutual respect between the Assembly and community members as it was also important to harness the potentials and capacities of the private sector, civil society and community organizations and collaborate with relevant stakeholders for holistic growth and development of the municipality.
Ms Appiah-Nyantakyi 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 and indicated that despite the challenges the Assembly faces in its quest to meet its revenue target, it was on track to meet the target by the end of the year.
She ensured greater income generation as cocoa and food crop harvest time approached and through innovative and pragmatic approaches and reminded Assembly members that the strength of the Assembly depended on large part of its Internally Generated Fund (IGF).
Ms. Appiah-Nyantakyi called on them to get involved in their constituencies to mobilize more resources to continue the growth and development agenda of the Assembly and disclosed that the Assembly had procured various items to distribute to people with disabilities from the municipality, having received 80,682.51 GH¢ for the second and fourth quarters of 2021.
“The Assembly distributed a number of single and double desks to various basic schools to enhance teaching and learning, benefited from the One-District-One-Warehouse initiative which was completed and handed over for use and applauds members and staff for your impressive performance in the just completed district performance assessment tools, in which the Assembly scored 95%,” she said.