The first Town Hall meeting in the year 2021 has been held by the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.
The meeting was held on Wednesday, 24th March 2021 at the Love Family Temple of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in the GICEL estates.
Present at the meeting was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Weija-Gbawe Constituency, Hon. Tina Mensah and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon. Patrick Kumor.
Hon. Oduro Ampaw, the Presiding Member (PM) of the Municipal Assembly and the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs. Mercy Quansah Ogoe, and heads of departments were, also, present.
Assembly Members from all the electoral areas, representatives of the chiefs in the municipality, opinion leaders, residents' associations, and civil society organizations attended the meeting.
The town hall meeting is held to take stock of activities of the Municipal Assembly during the previous year/quarter and to announce projections for the ensuing year/quarter to members of the municipality.
Opening the meeting, Hon. Patrick Kumor (MCE), welcomed and thanked the people on behalf of the President for a successful election and the confidence reposed in him.
He assured them of the continued support of His Excellency and the resolve of the Municipal Assembly to do more for the people.
He took the opportunity to thank the heads of departments, led by the Coordinating Director, the Assembly Members, led by the PM, the NAG members, and all who have assisted in one way or the other to bring the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to its present state.
Hon. Kumor (MCE) announced the upcoming sod-cutting ceremony on Monday, 29th March 2021, to commence the construction of a bridge to link Old and New Weija communities.
Mrs. Mercy Quansah Ogoe, the Coordinating Director, asked them to be bearers of the good policies of the assembly to ensure that revenue collection is maximized for more developmental projects in their communities.
The Member of Parliament, Hon. Tina Mensah also thanked her constituents for the massive turnout of votes for both the President and herself.
This, she said, will ginger her to lobby/press for more projects for her constituency/municipality.
She said, working together with the MCE and his team has brought the constituency/municipality this far.
She asked them not to be hesitant in clamoring for development, as her doors are open to all.
There were presentations on the achievements, activities and projections of the Municipal Assembly by Mrs. Cynthia Bonsah, Principal Development Planning Officer, Miss Bless Adzadekor, Municipal Budget Analyst and Ing. William Okpoti, Municipal Works Engineer, among others.
Members of the Network for Accountable Governance (NAG), a social accountability group in the electoral areas, also made some power-point presentations.
There were questions that were answered by the MCE and his team.
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.