LaDMA, Japan Embassy to collaborate in 5 areas to develop area

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) is courting the support of the Japanese government in the implementation of strategies in five sectors aimed at enhancing development in the area.

The sectors include health, education, waste management, water and sanitation and security.

Mr Samuel Kotey-Nikoi, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of LaDMA, said, the move formed part of the Assembly participatory development approach in promoting development within the Municipality.

He was speaking in Accra yesterday during a meeting with the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mochizuki Hisanobu.

The meeting was a follow-up of an earlier engagement between the Municipal authorities and the Japanese Embassy.

According to Mr Kotey-Nikoi, the Assembly was focused on engaging all stakeholders within the Municipality including Embassies and High Commissions to work together towards addressing challenges impeding development.

In the area of education, he said, the support of the Japanese government would be critical in maximising investments in infrastructural development, which was needed to enhance accessibility and expansion.

The Assembly, he noted, was already undertaking infrastructure development projects for basic schools and urged the Japanese government to consider providing scholarships to tertiary students in the Municipality.

He further appealed for support towards the Assembly’s plan to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills to students.

Mr Kotey-Nikoi noted that the Assembly was also undertaking other developmental projects in the various sectors saying that “our co-operation with the Japanese Embassy is good to push these plans forward and expand it.”

He said the Assembly would also explore other areas of co-operation to enable knowledge transfer.

On his part, MrHisanobu said cooperation was important to enhance development adding that the Embassy was opened to working together with the Assembly to realise it objectives.

He explained that the Embassy was ready to support initiatives to promote job creation and modernisation that would aid in the revenue mobilisation efforts of the Assembly.

He said the Embassy would work towards improving relations with the Assembly to enhance development in the area.

BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS

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