The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of La Dadekotopon, Rev Solomon Kotey-Nikoi, has reiterated his commitment to improve the living conditions of citizens within the constituency.
Addressing the 3rd quarter Town hall meeting of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) in Accra yesterday, he said his outfit would from next year, roll out several initiatives to improve upon sanitation in the municipality.
The meeting was on the theme ‘Stakeholder participation in decision making (2020 Planning and Budgeting)’
Rev Kotey-Nikoi stated that poor sanitation management, unavailability of drainage systems in the community and open defecation were serious challenges that faced the community but stressed that he would find ways to deal with them.
He acknowledged that to tackle such issues and more the Municipal Assembly had to solicit more funds to carry out their projects as they were unable to meet their estimated budget for 2018.
“I will set up a monitoring committee of which I will be inclusive to ensure that institutions and people who are to provide funds to the constituency would do so for effective revenue collection,” Rev Kotey-Nikoi added.
Mr Vincent Odotei Sowah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the La Dadekotopon Constituency, speaking at the meeting urged the community members to always voice out their concerns to ensure that the executives in the constituency find solutions for them.
He stated that through his dedication to help the community, he has taken the responsibility of paying for the admission fees for community members who leave their children at the La neighbourhood centre for kids to allow them to focus on their individual business.
“I have taken care of the admission fees while the school fees are economical. Initially, there were 54 children there and currently they are around 700,” the MP added.
Mr Sowah added that it was vital for each member of the community to keep their environment clean to ensure that cholera and other airborne diseases do not spread within the community
He stressed the need for the community to band together to seek out the wrongdoers and to educate them on the need to keep the society clean.
During the town hall meeting, the Municipal authority briefed the community on the various projects that were outlined for 2020 and the estimated budgetary allocation.
The authority stated that an estimate of 102 projects would be initiated while the total budget expected for 2020 would be Gh₵25,644,260.
BY FREDERICK GADESE-MENSAH