The 7th session of the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly had their first seating on in the year 2023 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, where issues relating to the development of the assembly were discussed.
Present at the meeting were the Hon. Bright Lenwah, Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Joseph A. Abugri, Coordinating Director, Hon. Edward Y. Yilengne, Presiding Member, Honourable Assembly members in the municipality, and a section of the staff of the assembly.
The minutes of the previous meeting was read, discussed and then accepted as the true document of the house. The MCE, presented the 2022 report of the program and activities that took place in the municipality to honorable members. The report covered areas regarding, administration, revenue and expenditure, education, government policy on school feeding, environment and health, electrification, road, and leap.
The Hon MCE, assured members that his administration is doing every possible to protect the peace currently been enjoyed in the municipality. He also informed the house that over 98% of the projected revenue for 2022 was realized. Regarding the school feeding program, Hon. Lenwah, told members that 48 schools are currently benefiting from the program. On environment and health, 40 communities in the municipality have been declared as open defecation free communities and steps are assiduously underway to increase the number this year.
The MCE continued to inform members that 600 street bulbs were successfully installed in selected areas in the municipality as part of the electrification program in the municipality. Honorable members were also informed that iron ore has been found in the municipality and prospecting for the mineral has started.
Honorable assembly members were given opportunity to ask questions after the presentation of the report. The asked questions regarding the deplorable condition of majority of the roads in the municipality and steps being taken to address them. They also requested for further clarification regarding the peace and security, revenue collection and then exploration of the said mineral that has been found in the municipality. The MCE, together with the Coordination Director took turns to answer all questions posed by the honorable assembly members.
After all said and done, the MCE presented the Executive Community meeting report to the house which was adopted for implementation pending mid-year budget review after several argument on the floor of the house were head. The Presiding member, Hon. Edward Y. Yilengne, put the adoption of the report to vote. 21 members voted for the adoption while 10 voted against it. There were some honorable members who absented themselves from the vote. The report was then declared by the presiding members as adopted according to the standing orders of the house.
The newly posted Regional Director in charge of Agriculture, Mr. Nyarko, was introduced to the honorable members by the coordinating director. The Regional lands Commission head, Mr. Yaw Acheampong Amoah, was also in the house to brief members on issues relating to lands. In the same vein the director of the National Identification Authority (NIA), was present to brief members about their operations. He revealed that 2758 cards have been printing so far, among which 1692 have still not been collected by the applicants. He therefore, appealed to the honorable assembly members to help his outfit resolve the challenge.
The meeting ended with the closing remark from the presiding member, after which a members led the house in the closing prayer.
story by: Emmanuel Sappor & Daniel Ahiatrogah (MIS NSMA)