The Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipality, Boye Laryea says Ghanaians have a responsibility to help protect the territorial boundaries of the country.
He said citizens must be wary of suspicious characters loitering in the society and in the churches. According to him, churches must avert their minds to people who enter their auditoriums under the guise of worshipping. Speaking at two separate community engagements organised by the Development Planning Unit of the Assembly, Mr Laryea said terrorist have wreaked havoc in neighbouring countries, the reason everyone in Ghana must be alert.
Explaining further, he said, the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government has done its bit by launching the “See Something , Say Something Campaign” and that the citizens must augment the government’s efforts by being extra vigilant in their communities.
The Okaikwei North MCE said insanitory situations, parking of vehicles on the shoulders of the road, unauthorized containers and buildings, blocking of roads for public events without permits among other offences will be dealt with according to the laws of the Assembly.
“The laws of the Assembly will be enforced to the letter, if we have not reached your areas, that’s your luck but we are coming” Mr Laryea warned.
Nii Boi IV, the Chief of Abeka who Chaired the function bemoaned the unavailability of Lands in the area to enable the Assembly carry out its developmental project. Earlier, Mr. Kwame Brefo Boateng, the Municipal Planner in a presentation said community clinics, poor road networks, bus terminals, non-functioning street lights, capital for trading, household toilet facilities among others topped the concerns of persons living in various communities within the Municipality.
He said the Assembly has not relented in its duty of providing the Municipality its share of schools, ICT Centres, clinics, district and high courts among others.
The participants’ questions ranged from security matters, sanitation issues, billing system by the Assembly PWDs, accessibility to public buildings and transport among other things.