Tema West Municipal Assembly holds town hall meeting

The Tema West Municipal Assembly (TWMA) has held a town hall meeting to give residents of the Municipality an opportunity to meet officials of the assembly and voice out issues affecting them in their communities.

The meeting, which is the first of its kind after the inauguration of the assembly, is to inform residents of the creation of the new assembly and the need to team up with the assembly to bring development to the locals.

In an address, the Municipal Coordinating Director of the Assembly, Bediako Oberempon Asare, said, “we are here to help the assembly, but before we can do that, we need to get closer to the people.

“People are relevant in the local government structure, because their concerns will be sent to the assembly for consideration and implementation, which means the people are taking part in governance.

“Being separated from the TMA meant we are now independent and have come closer to the people, which mean the people should be willing to help the assembly stand on its feet.

“Before the freedom you’ve got will be perfected, you have to help by paying rates for the assembly to get money for development.

“There are a lot of criminal activities in various communities and residents should realise security as our own responsibility and give information to the assembly whenever criminal acts are detected.

“The assembly’s resolve to encourage neighbourhood watch committees and provide training to volunteers to protect various neighbourhoods in the Municipality.

“When the town is neat, sicknesses will be reduced, sanitation and waste management isn’t only for the Assembly, we should do our part to reduce indiscriminate disposal of waste,” Mr Asare advised.

The Assembly Member for Adjei Kojo Electoral Area, Romeo Akahoho, said there was the need to create awareness and sensitise the people about the creation of the new municipality so that they know where to pay revenue and direct their request. -GNA

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