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ONMA Scores High Marks For D-PAT

The Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) scored a total of ninety-five (95) marks for the District Performance Assessment Tool (DPAT). The Assembly scored sixty points under the Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs) and thirty-five points under the Performance Indicators (PIs). Addressing the General Assembly meeting, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Honourable Boye Laryea said the main areas of assessment were Compliance, performance and Service Delivery. While paying glowing tribute to the present and former Municipal Coordinating Directors of the Assembly, Heads of Departments and the entire staff for their contributing towards this feat, the MCE was optimistic that the performance will be the basis for “additional resources to undertake more developmental projects”. Honourable Laryea explained that the assessment forms part of efforts to improve upon the service delivery standards of District Assemblies in terms of efficiency, accountability and participation among others. He said the Assembly has a good working relationship with the other government departments and agencies operating within the Municipality indicating that an inter-sectoral committee has been formed to create an opportunity for continuous engagements among these institutions. On the staff strength of the Assembly, the MCE said, there are 203 staff comprising 123, government of Ghana staff and 86, Internally Generated Funds (IGF) staff. Out of the number, 91 are males with 118 females. Honourable Laryea noted that as part of measures to ensure transparency and accountability as canons of good governance coupled with the Assembly’s vision of being “a model Municipality in excellence, the Clients Unit has been established. He stated that the Unit is to receive and address complaints from the public and provide information on the set up and nature of operations at the Assembly and direct issues to the appropriate quarters for redress. Aside the above, the address touched on many facets of the Assembly including agriculture, education, sanitation, health, MCEs engagements with the communities among others. Present at the event were the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Benjamin Armah, the presiding Member of the Assembly, Assembly Members, Heads of Departments among others.

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