KoKMA holds maiden town hall meeting

The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) has announced plans to generate GH₵ 14,120,200 to implement the 2020 development plans within the municipality. 

The revenue, it said, would be sourced through its Internally Generated Fund (IGF), District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) and donor agencies, would be used to implement the projects. 

This was disclosed by Mr Adjei  Tawiah, Municipal Chief Executive of Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly, at the KoKMA’s maiden town hall meeting at Osu in Accra last week. 

He said as part of the mandate to undertake a comprehensive development of the municipality,  the Assembly has initiated an integrated development planning approach using the guidelines issued by the National Development  Planning Commission (NDPC) to prepare a four-year Medium Term Plan (2018-2021) under the Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Opportunity for All.

He said the Assembly technical planning team went through various dialogue sections with stakeholders and other development partners to arrive at key development priorities and projections. 

Mr Tawiah said the open forum was, therefore, a platform for all stakeholders within the municipality to make an input to the plans. 

He said some of the projections for 2020 included ensuring the increase of the IGF by 25 per cent and also improve access to environmental sanitation by 50 per cent

He said the Assembly intended to initiate other forms of agriculture production such as mushrooms and aquaculture to create space for agriculture in a dominantly industrial and business environment. 

Mr Adjei Tawiah said the Assembly would increase its social infrastructure by about 70 per cent with educational, health and sanitation projects in the municipality next year. 

He said there would be massive developments of the markets and road maintenance to make the Assembly the hub of business activities and centre of attraction for investors. 

The MCE encouraged stakeholders to buy into the development concept in order to make meaningful contributions towards realising the targets.

BY LAWRENCE MARKWEI

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