Residents of McCarthy-Hill North Electoral Area on Monday, 1st March 2021 had their turn in the 'MCE's Community Engagement' programme.
The programme, attended by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Weija-Gbawe Constituency, Hon. Tina Mensah and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon. Patrick Kumor was held at the Roman Catholic Church, McCarthy-Hill parish hall.
The chairman of the Residents' Association, Mr. Eddie Quaynor, welcomed the dignitaries to the meeting.
He spoke about some issues confronting the community which included the siting of a cement factory in its environs, squatters on some access roads, the indiscriminate building of structures, bad roads and criminal activities in some parts of the community.
Mr. Quaynor was not happy about the non- consultative attitude of the Municipal Assembly on issues affecting residents directly.
Hon. Patrick Kumor (MCE), apologized for the short notice and promised that it would not be repeated.
On the issue of the cement factory, the main subject of the day, Hon. Kumor said all necessary steps had been taken to ensure safe and healthy conditions are adhered to.
He said a lot of consultations had and continue to be made on the 1D1F flagship project.
Contributing to the issue of the Empire Cement Factory, Hon. Tina Mensah (MP) said, as the representative of the people of Weija-Gbawe, she has followed the project from its inception to the present stage and she is satisfied that it would pose no hazard to both residents and commuters.
A major partner of the Empire Cement Factory, Nana Obokom Atta lX, who was present, gave the assurance that the factory would be mainly engaged in the bagging of the finished product and not the crushing and grinding of raw materials which produce fumes to the detriment of the environment.
Other issues discussed centred on the road network, for which residents thanked the MP and the MCE for the asphalt overlay in the community, the squatters and illegal structures.
Hon. Patrick Kumor (MCE) assured them of the government's commitment to continue with ongoing programmes and projects.
He said McCarthy-Hill is a prime community in the municipality and would not be left out.
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.