Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly holds town hall meeting

Mr Amiyuure

Mr Amiyuure

The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Information Services Department has organised a town hall meeting to give the people the opportunity to engage with duty-bearers and to have better understanding of how resources meant to transform their lives are being utilised.

It also provided the platform to sensitise them on various interventions, policies and development programmes being implemented by the government, tied in with the nationwide drive to promote transparent and accountable governance and used to articulate their concerns and felt needs.

Joseph Atura Amiyuure, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), highlighted efforts the assembly was making to bring progress to the area.

“I am happy to inform you that the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has so far lived up to the expectation of the people through prudent management and implementation of several pro-poor policies aimed at improving upon the lot of the people.

“Farm inputs including improved seeds and 13,695 bags of fertilisers had been distributed to 824 farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme to increase food production and to enhance food security in the municipality.

“There has also been an expansion of the school feeding programme to cover 57 schools with a combined population of 22,000 children, up from previous year’s 33 schools and beneficiary population of 13,105 pupils and spent GH¢247,161.91 to improve sanitation.

“It has additionally partnered organisations such as the International Development Association (IDA) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to implement the Community Led Total Sanitation Programme (CLTS) to encourage people to build household toilets,” Mr. Amiyuure stressed.

He applauded the security agencies for the good job they had been doing to maintain peace in the municipality and encouraged all to work together to keep the area calm – free from conflicts.-GNA

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