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WGMA Holds First General Assembly In 2022.

The Fourth Assembly of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly has held its first session of the year.
The session was held on Wednesday and Thursday, the 30th and 31st of March 2022 at the Institute of Technical Supervision (ITS) in Weija.
The General Assembly meeting was chaired by recently inaugurated Presiding Member, Hon. Andrew Amoako Oppong.
In attendance were the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs. Mercy  Quansah Ogoe, the secretary of the august meeting, and the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Patrick Brako Kumor, Assembly members, heads of various departments, zonal council representatives, and stool representatives.
Before proceeding with the sessional address, the MCE congratulated the new Presiding Member on his election and swearing-in.
The address touched on issues of agriculture and industrialization. 
Some of the successes chalked in the last year included home and farm visits, distribution of farming chemicals, sensitization of farmers on chemical use and bushfires, and disinfection of farms affected with avian flu within the municipality.
In community and social welfare development, it was noted that eighteen(18) persons with disabilities had benefited from the District Assembly’s Common Fund in various forms including monetary assistance, chest freezers, bags of charcoal, and grains amongst others.
Disaster management was also not left out of the address.
The MCE mentioned monitoring activities and exercises organized by the Municipal NADMO office, in about thirty(30) schools to ensure the adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols over a five working-day period.
Plans to dredge drains within the municipality including Baale river, GICEL, Pambros, Korkordzor, and Gbawe Gonse amongst others, were made known.
Educational programs were also organized in seven(7) schools on fire disasters during the dry season.
The MCE’s Excellence Awards, a scheme aimed at promoting quality education in both public and private schools in the municipality was launched on 6th March 2022.
In the public school category, Mallam M/A Basic ‘1’ School emerged as the best performing school in the BECE with a pass rate of 100%, followed by New Gbawe Experimental Basic ‘1’.
Good Shepherd dominated the private school category, also with a 100% pass rate, closely followed by Crown and Glory School.
The deserving schools and pupils received cash prizes, plaques, and jersey sets.
The address also mentioned the Right Age Enrolment campaign and the strategies employed to make it work.
This exercise by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service seeks to ensure that all children of school-going age would be in KG 1 at four(4) years, and would have completed basic education by age fourteen(14).
He further went on to present the financial budget and expenditure for the year so far, to the august house and compared it to that of the same period of the previous year.
In the area of health and sanitation, the launch of Operation Clean your Frontage was mentioned.
The address revealed that so far, intensive health education had been implemented.
About one hundred and fifty-nine(159) people within the municipality had also been slapped with notices.
Furthermore, those who could not obey the notices had also been prosecuted.
The routine sanitation inspections also saw the inspection of one thousand, four hundred and twenty-five(1425) premises within the first quarter of 2022.
Talking about projects, the MCE made mentioned the completion of a modern abattoir, comprising offices, holding pens, a meat processing room, and a carcass storage facility.
Notable among the ongoing projects in the municipality were the construction of a fence wall at the Weija Zonal Council, a 2-unit KG classroom block, and the construction of an open shed at the EU project site.
He further mentioned the construction of about forty (40) kilometers of roads within the municipality.
These roads include C. Connie area, Lafa VRA, Wassaman, Wiaboman, Upper Weija area, the stretch from Zero last stop to Agape, Ahwia Ahwia, Catapiler, selected roads in Gonse, and others.
The continuation and completion of the first floor of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal block were not left out of the projects mentioned.
The MCE noted that the assembly had already awarded the contracts to various contractors and that sporadic inspections would be employed to assess the performance of the contractors for the various projects.
The Assembly Members discussed the Sessional Address and commended the management of the Municipal Assembly for the good work done so far.
Julius Sarpei,
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.