The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Okaikwei North, Hon. Boye Laryea said competence and quality performances are more critical for the achievement of numerous success of projects in the municipality.
He explained that the total number of staff for the Assembly is 191. Those in-charge of Internally Generated Fund (IGF) are 92. These category of workers are on government payroll. They contribute a lot to the success of the Assembly.
He was speaking in the General Assembly meeting organized at the Crystal Palm Hotel at Tesano-Accra, on Thursday 30th July 2020.
Hon. Boye Laryea stated that the Assembly has completed a lot of projects whilst few are still under construction. These includes the following:
*Construction of double culvert at Korpevi-Achimota (completed)
*Construction of 0.6 U-drain at Christian Village-Achimota (completed)
*Construction of 0.6 U-drain at Flint Street-Abeka (completed)
*Gravelling of selected roads in Achimota (completed)
*Maintenance of BNI office at Tesano (completed)
*Construction of market sheds and lockable shops at Kisseman (completed)
*Supply of 500 pieces of mono desk at Abeka, Achimota, New Achimota and Apenkwa circuits (supplied and in use)
*Construction of 3-Unit ICT Center with library at Fadama (completed yet to hand over)
*Supply and installation of streetlight at District Wide
*Renovation and expansion of Achimota Basic School dining hall at Achimota (completed)
*Construction of proposed clinic at Christian Village.
*Ongoing construction of 0.6 U-drain on Botwe street, Abeka.
Hon. Laryea continued that: “In 2018 the Assembly collected 90% of the estimated budget of revenue. In 2019, 94% of the estimated budget was achieved.” He added that what is more encouraging about the 2019 performance is that: “there was 264 percentage increase of revenue over the previous years and I am proud to inform you that we were judged the second best in revenue collection in the region.”
According to Hon. Boye Laryea, the Assembly has a lot of non-physical programmes for the community. For instance, there is support for the disable. Interestingly, efforts are always made to meet their needs. The Assembly’s records indicate that one hundred and fifty six (156) people living with disability (PWDs) have been registered in the municipality.
Under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the aged 65 years and above without support, orphans, vulnerable children and pregnant women with babies below two years are given support in the municipality.
Again, a total of 23 maize farmers were registered under the planting for food and jobs programme. The total land area cultivated was 45 hectares and all the farmers benefitted from subsidized planting materials like hybrid maize and fertilizers.
Present at the General Meeting were Municipal Coordinating Director Mr. Samuel Amoah, Presiding Member Hon. Nii Abdullah Odai, Assembly Members in the municipality and staff members of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA).
Source: GHANA/ onmaonline.com