TMA accounts to the people

TMA IGF 2The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), as at September this year, generated GH¢34.58 million.

The money was made up of transfers from central government, donor agencies and internally generated funds.

However, within the same period, the Assembly incurred an expenditure of GH¢33.14 million.

It spent GH¢5.62 million on education, GH¢1.17 million on health, GH¢7.03 million on sanitation, GH¢2.13 million on road and GH¢14.45 million on administration, among other sectors.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tema, Isaac A. Odamtten, disclosed this on Tuesday at the 3rd ordinary general meeting of the Assembly.

The meeting sought to inform the Assembly about the extent of work done and to solicit feedback that would help strategise for the future.

Mr. Odamtten said that the Assembly registered 504 elderly people aged 65 years and above under the EBAN elderly card which is expected to give them access to free social protection interventions.

He said 1,588 women drawn from 35 women groups were trained in various local economic development programmes, 63 others in two communities were assisted to undertake self help activities, while 48 women were assisted to acquire loans.

Mr. Odamtten added that the livelihoods of 409 beneficiaries of  LEAP had been improved, while community sensitisation of new enrolment of LEAP beneficiaries in seven communities in Tema New Town enclave was ongoing.

According to him the Assembly in line with its objective to end the shift system had built six schools including three two storey blocks.

He said the TMA as part of its street naming programme mounted 200 signages and 4,000 property numbers and digitised 80 per cent of all properties.

Mr. Odamtten noted that the Assembly had constructed or rehabilitated toilets in 35 out of 50 schools earmarked, while 53 household toilets had been constructed in Tema Newtown, Adjei Kojo, Sakumono village, Lashibi and Klagon.

He said sewerage network for the Bankuman communities had been designed for construction.


From: Godfred B. Gibbah, Tema.

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