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Okaikwei North MCE Announces Roadmap to Decongest Municipality

The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Boye Laryea has given the strongest indication ever to decongest the Municipality of all unauthorized structures.

This he said, has become necessary due to the nuisance the menace is causing residents in the communities.

According to Hon. Laryea, the unlawful activities has persisted for long stressing that the time for the Assembly to act is now.

Citing the worrying surge in the erection of unauthorized Billboards, Sign-Boards, abandoned vehicles on streets and on the shoulders of the road, he indicated that the Assembly is coming hard at the offenders.

Delivering his Sessional Address at the General Assembly on Wednesday, Hon. Laryea stated that metal containers, Kiosks situated at untheorized places will also not be spared.

He noted that previous warnings to defaulters to desist from the acts has all not been heeded.

“It’s time for the Assembly to bite and we will bite hard…” he warned.

Hon. Laryea Added: “It is for this reason that the Assembly in exercise of its powers will give all defaulters in the case of unauthorized bill boards a Twenty-one-day (21) ultimatum to remove all unsanctioned bill boards situated in any part of the Municipality and all abandoned cars a 14-day moratorium to remove them.”

The Presiding Member, Hon. Nii Odai Abdullah urged the Assembly members to assist the Assembly to decongest the Municipality.

Earlier in an address that touched on every facet of the Assembly, the Okaikwei North MCE disclosed that the Assembly is in good financial standing.

He said the Assembly scored 60 points under the Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs) and 35 points under the Performance Indicators (PIs) bringing it to a total percentage score of 95 for the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT).

This feat while attributing it to the “hard-working Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Benjamin Armah, the Heads of Department and staff of the Assembly for making this possible” he indicated that this has paved the way for the Assembly to access “a total amount of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1,200.000) as an additional resource to undertake more developmental projects.”

Touching on Social Interventions and Initiatives, he said from January, 2022 to December, 2022, there were a total of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighty-Six (8, 886) schools and students benefitting from the School Feeding Programme while Two Hundred and Fifteen (215) Person with Disabilities were assisted to renew their National Health Insurance Cards.

Hon. Laryea however urged Assembly Members and Heads of Department, “to work hand in hand to help improve upon our service delivery and fulfil our duty-bound obligations to the public.”

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