As part of the measures to consolidate the gains made in the implementation of Government Flagship programmes, the Deputy Minister for Local Government Decentralization and Rural Development (LGDRD), Hon. Collins Ntim paid a working visit to the Municipality on Monday, 7th August, 2022 at the Municipal Assembly Hall.
Hon. Collins Ntim in his address explained that the visit among other things was to access how the NPP Government Flagship Programmes introduced to the various MMDAs to improve the lives of its citizenry was implemented and its success.
In the meeting with Nananom, the Imams, the Clergies, Hon. Assembly Members and the staff of the Assembly, Presentations were made by some Heads of Department on the government flagship programmes and these included the Municipal Agric Director, Mr. Ben Leo Adda, the Municipal Health Director, Mr. Courage Anku and the Municipal Budget Analyst, Mr. Joshua Agyei Boateng.
Hon. Ntim applauded members for their wonderful performance and promised to double the funds allocated for the Assembly. He earlier commended the staff for their punctuality towards work. He said he arrived at the Assembly as early as 8:00am and the staffs were already at work and well prepared for his visit. He further charged all and sundry to join shoulders to spur head the economic development of the Municipality.
As part of his address, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Dr. Kingsley Osei said Governments all over the world were experiencing recession of greater magnitude of which Ghana was no exception. He said the Country’s situation was not due to mismanagement but rather the COVID 19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war which had left it economic woes.
He added that, however, the NPP Government had put measures in place to overcome those predicaments and it included employing the youth into a program called YOUSTART, secondly Modernization of Agricultural Programmes (MAG) had been introduced and other flagship programmes, of which the Deputy Minister was around to monitor its performance.
On the issue of Security, the MCE gladly said the Municipality was fortunate to have a Military Base very soon and presently, it was going to have customs check point which all the arrangement had been done and the following week Immigration Services Offices would be officially opened at Ejura as two (2) Nucleus officers had been transferred from Accra to manage the new office.