Develop New Juaben South vertically
The Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Barfour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng has charged the management of the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly to find ways of developing the municipality vertically to befit it status.
Date Created : 12/20/2018 6:45:09 AM : Story Author : Aikins Akuffo Collins/Ghanadistricts.com
To him, Koforidua at the moment lacks certain basic amenities which supposed to attract investors.
The Krontihene made the call at the just ended Town Hall Meeting organized by the Information Services Department in collaboration with the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital.
The Town Hall meeting initiated by the NPP government under the administration of His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo sought to engage the citizenry on policies and programmes by the government and to take feedback from the citizenry.
Nana Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng said Nananom of the New Juaben Traditional Area are ready to work hand in hand with the management of the Assembly to bring development required of Koforidua Township. He said, Nananom of the New Juaben traditional area are solidly behind any government that comes to power with the motive of development.
In his address, the Municipal Chief Executive for the New Juaben South, Isaac Appaw-Gyasi, commended the government for such a platform for engaging the public on policies, programmes and projects. He was with the view that, to sustain and meet the intended purposes of the town hall meeting, MMDAs and other sectors need to deliver on its mandate and propagate the flagship programmes of the government.
Mr. Appaw-Gyasi urged all stakeholders to forge ahead in unison to demonstrate a high sense of professionalism and discipline in all their endeavours.
Recounting on some of the policies, the Municipal Chief Executive said two years of His Excellency Nana Addo’s administration demonstrates a lot of policies and programmes introduced by the government. They include the free SHS policy, NABCO, health and other social interventions introduced by the government.
Others are students Trust Fund, Capitation Grant, operation get off the street, 1D1F, One Village One Dam projects.
According to him, town hall meeting forms a core part of Ghana’s decentralization process where various provision are made to consult the citizenry in all stages of planning and budgeting. This enables the Assembly to know what people want and to do what they need.
“Since the inception of this government this has been strengthened, it enjoined upon us and in fact it is criminal not to engage your communities before decisions are taken and at the short interval report back to them”, he noted.
Mr. Appaw- Gyasi further reiterated the government’s commitment to develop Koforidua and the country at large.
In her presentation, the New Juaben South Municipal Information Officer, Sethlina Adwoa Okai charged the public to contribute their quota to the development of the country, since government is trying it best to put strength measured in place.
She said owing to the government’s development agenda, the first two years, of this administration has chalked a lot of success through the area of Health, Education, Agriculture, Synohydro policies and many more.
She maintained that government is also creating more avenues for employment creation which will see to ease unemployment situation.
Dignitaries present at the programme were the Krontihene of the New Juaben Traditional area, the Queen mother of New Juaben Traditional area, Nana Yaa Daani, representatives for Eastern Regional Chief Imam’s office, the security, Heads of Department, Mr. Harry Oduro Awuku, the President of Ghana Union of Trader Association and Honorable Assembly Members.