La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly holds first Ordinary Meeting

The La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) last Wednesday held its First Ordinary Meeting of the Third Assembly with the necessary COVID-19 pandemic protocols including social distancing measures in place.

The meeting which was held outdoor was spaced-out with every participant wearing nose masks while the microphones were continuously sanitised through the entire duration of the meeting to minimise the spread of the COVID19.

The Presiding Member, Emmanuel Nyarko Baah welcomed the newly elected assembly members.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Rev. Solomon Nikoi, also welcomed the new faces while thanking the old faces for the overwhelming support he received when he was nominated in November last year, to replace the then incumbent who had then passed on.

He said it was his hope then that the assembly would be able to move its development agenda faster,”however, with the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the speed at which work started in the year has slowed down considerably as a result of uncertainty of the new coronavirus disease”.

Rev. Nikoi said to bring some life to the Assembly’s activities, “we thought it expedient to organise our first ordinary assembly meeting to usher in direction and implementation of strategies outlined in the 2020 Annual Action Plan and the composite budget.”

He said with regard to the finances of the assembly, the positive indication of the rise of the revenue mobilisation points to the fact that, given the right environment such as reliable economic data, re-evaluation of properties and using technologically advanced methods of collection, the assembly could mobilise enough revenue to meet its numerous development challenges.

Rev. Nikoi said provision of infrastructure remained a core mandate in a bid to improve the living standard of the people in all sectors, adding that there was the need to have the right mix of infrastructure and logistics.

“Being conscious of infrastructure development, I have painstakingly gone round to inspect all on-going development projects,which I have to complete including newly awarded ones,” he added.

Rev. Nikoi said one of the critical development issues confronting the municipality was the management of sanitation, promising that the assembly was doing a lot to manage both liquid and solid waste, adding that more needed to be done to get rid of filth in the municipality.

By Lawrence Markwei

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