‘La, Teshie boundary needs proper demarcation’

•   Mrs Rita Sowah — La MCE

• Mrs Rita Sowah — La MCE

There is the need to properly demarcate the boundary between La and Teshie to forestall any misunderstandings between the two municipalities, Ms. Rita Odoley Sowah, Municipal Chief Executive of La Dadekotopon, has stressed.

Ms. Sowah explained that revenue collection and several other development projects at these places had been halted because of that problem, as the right authorities had not been established.

She said this during a Town Hall meeting organised by the assembly to offer residents the opportunity to interact with the authorities and discuss social, economic and other program-mes.

The MCE said though a committee had been set up to investigate the land dispute between the two communities and come out with the appropriate demarcations, its work had delayed.

The MCE said authorities at LaDMA and LEKMA cannot collect tax or undertake any massive development around the boundary area, and business owners and individuals are enjoying tax holidays because ownership of the area has not been established,” she stated.

Mrs. Sowah suggested that the appropriate administrative boundary between La and Teshie should start from the Bush or Rasta road just after the Lagoon as had been the case and called for expedited action on the issue.

Touching on the assembly’s performance, she said though it was barely three years old and had limited resources, a lot of effort had put in place to improve the socio-economic lives of the people by providing the basic social amenities.

During these few years, a lot has been done in terms of education, health, roads, agriculture, sanitation, economic empowerment, maintenance of peace and security among others to better the lives of residents,” she said.

The MCE said transparency and the effective use of resources had been the assembly’s hall- mark, stressing that “what is generated in terms of tax and other incentives are used properly for the benefit of the people”.

By Victor Buxton

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