Background of New Juaben North Municipal Assemby
The New Juaben North Municipal Assembly was carved out of the erstwhile New Juaben Municipal Assembly in 2017 with the Promulgation of Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2302 of December 2017 and the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) with the headquarters at Effiduase. The New Juaben North Municipal Area is located within the central part of the Eastern Region of Ghana. The municipality shares boundaries with Abuakwa North in the North, New Juaben south in the South, Yilo krobo in the East and Suhum in the West.
The Vision of New Juaben North Municipal is to be ‘A leading Local Government institution facilitating excellent local economic development’.
The NJNMA exists to improve the standard of living of the people through sustainable mobilization and effective utilization of resources within the framework of good and accountable governance.
Functions of the Assembly
The Assembly is the highest administrative and political authority of the municipality. It exercises deliberative, legislative and executive functions. It is expected to perform the following functions, as provided in Section 12 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936);
Responsible for the overall development of the municipal;
Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the municipal.
Promote and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
Sponsor the education of students from the district to fill particular manpower needs of the district especially in the social sectors of education and health, making sure that the sponsorship is fairly and equitably balanced between male and female students; Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services Development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment Co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;
Act to preserve and promote the cultural heritage within
Initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and Perform any other functions that may be provided under another enactment. The Assembly shall as well take steps and measures that are necessary and expedient to; execute approved development plans Guide, encourage and support sub-district local structures, public agencies and local communities to perform their functions in the execution of approved development plans;
Initiate and encourage joint participation with other persons or bodies to execute approved development plans;
Promote or encourage other persons or bodies to undertake projects under approved development plans; and
Monitor the execution of projects under approved development plans and assess and evaluate their impact on the development of the district and national economy in accordance with government policy.
The NJNMA as well co-ordinates, integrate and harmonizes the execution of programmes and projects under approved development plans and other development programmes promoted or carried out by Departments, public corporations and other statutory bodies and non-governmental organizations in the municipality.
Service delivery; to be in a better position to provide basic resources that response to the needs of citizens.
Transparency and Accountability; being responsible for our actions and efficiencies and open to public scrutiny.
Participation; citizens involved in assessing their needs and contribute to every aspect of decision making
concerning their development.
Integrity; we serve our clients with moral compass by doing the right things even when no one is watching.
Professionalism; we demonstrate high values of professionalism by taking our career serious where our focus is on being respectful, punctual and organized.
Client-focus; is our ultimate goal as we strive to provide consistent customer satisfaction.
Date Created : 3/27/2019 7:25:02 AM
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