The Presiding Member of Ada East District Assembly, Edwin Agudey, has asked assembly members to plan towards achieving developmental projects in their respective electoral areas to accelerate communities.
He noted that the performance of duties by members was essential for the progress, growth and development of communities to improve livelihoods.
Mr Agudey observed that achieving developmental goals should be the yard stick to assess the progress, growth and development of communities which could also translate into job creation and wealth for the youth.
He was addressing the Ada East District Assembly second ordinary session to discuss and evaluate the progress of programmes and projects it was undertaking, shared development information with the residents, evaluated and reviewed the implementation of the Assembly’s Annual Action Plan for 2020/2021 revenue performance and also its annual budget.
It was in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 936 of 2016, which enjoins district assemblies to hold ordinary assembly meetings each quarter.
Sarah Dugbakie Pobee, the District Chief Executive for Ada East, who presented the Executive Committee’s Report, said the ordinary session was to consider various reports submitted to the Assembly by the sub-committees.
She noted that the Assembly would be engaging hotels in the district on the introduction of Tourism Development Levy and Licensing Fee for its operators, while private houses and chalets operating secretly as guest houses would be billed.
Madam Pobee indicated that two toilet facilities situated in the Ada Foah market would be completed for the traders adding that “sensitisation and education programmes will be conducted in the coastal communities to highlight the dangers of light fishing and its economic implications on the premix fuel.
“The District Mock Committee established by the district to help boost academic performance of the students has been mandated to visit various schools during Parent Teachers Association (PTA) meetings to educate and sensitise parents and wards on the need to take up responsibilities of their children and added that a district magistrate’s bungalow will be renovated through the Internally Generated Funds (IGF). -GNA