The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive wants communities in the Municipality to augment the developmental agenda of the Assembly. According to Honourable Boye Laryea, the Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) cannot spearhead the development plans of the Municipality without the support of residents in the communities. He noted that the residents are duty bound to keep a watchful eye on themselves to make the community safe for all the inhabitants.”We are doing our part; we are here to serve so you too do your part to support us…” he stated. Honourable Laryea made the appeal during a community engagement with residents of Akweteyman in the Okaikwei North Municipality. He said the Assembly would be hard on houses without toilet facilities. This, he said, results in open defecation with its attendant health problems to the people adding that “it is a requirement for every household to have a toilet.”. The Okaikwei North MCE noted that the Assembly is registering households for dustbins as a major step towards confronting the menace of indiscriminate dumping of refuse in the community. Honourable Laryea cautioned gaming centers springing up in various places in the community to come to the Assembly or face the law. He said the gaming centers prevent school children from attending school indicating that the Assembly will come after such facilities whose operations have not been sanctioned by the Assembly. He decried the situation where residents build on water ways, block public streets for weddings and parties and putting metal containers at unapproved places without permits from the Assembly. Honourable Laryea however tasked the community to urge persons with disability to come to the Assembly to register in order to access government grants. The Okaikwei North MCE also spoke on the need for the Akweteyman Community to get involved in the ongoing ‘Operation Clean Your Frontage’ exercise. Question from the participants ranged from abandoned government projects in the community, insanitary conditions in the area, noise pollution, vehicular traffic among others. Present at the ceremony were Heads of Departments from the Assembly, Imams, Chiefs, opinion leaders and other identifiable groups in the community.
Source: Ghana/ onma.gov.gh