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WGMA Holds First General Assembly In 2023

The Fourth Assembly of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (WGMA) convened for the first time this year. 

On Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the session was held at the new Assembly Hall (maiden meeting). 

Hon. Andrew Oppong Amoako, the Presiding Member (PM) as usual, presided over the two days of deliberations.

Hon. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Tina Gifty Naa Ayele Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP), and Madam Vida Awuku, the Municipal Coordinating Director (MCD), supported the PM.

Nii Kofi Baah, the Chief of Oblogo, led the Weija Traditional Stool to the meeting.
Assembly members, heads of departments, and zonal council representatives were among those who attended the session.

Before proceedings started, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) educated the Assembly on the new Property Rate collection being undertaken by their outfit.

In his sessional address, Hon. Patrick Kumor (MCE) expressed gratitude to the Assembly members for their support in policy formulation. 

The Municipal District Assembly's Common Fund (DACF) provided financial aid, chest freezers, lubricants for vehicles, sacks of onion, a laptop, an industrial sewing machine, and other items to twenty (20) persons with disabilities (PWDs) for community and social welfare development. 

Sixty-one (61) households from the municipality also benefited from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program, receiving a total of Gh¢10,940.00.

The Agriculture Department made home and farm visits to two hundred and twenty-eight (228) individuals in the municipality. 

The EU-OLIVES project provided thirty pigs to seven farmers, with a requirement for an additional fifteen healthy pigs to be returned to the Department for distribution to another set of farmers.
Additionally, the Department trained twenty-one (21) farmers on snail production and sensitized eighteen farmers (18) on bushfires.

The NADMO office was recognized for its proactive data collection in earthquake-prone areas and the monitoring activities that assessed the impacts of floods in the communities. 

The Korkordjor drain at New Weija and Toronto drains at Ashbread were among the drains marked for dredging.

In terms of education, a total of four thousand six hundred and seventy (4,670) candidates, consisting of two thousand six hundred and twenty-three (2,623) females and males, were expected to sit for the 2023 BECE from both private and public schools in the municipality.

'Operation Clean Your Frontage' was commended by the Honourable MCE for its success in sanitation and public health. Eighty-nine (89) notices were served on individuals in the municipality, and those who did not comply with previous notices are still in court. Additionally, one hundred and two (102) food vendors were screened and certified to handle food for public consumption, with two (2) declared unfit and undergoing treatment at the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital.

The MCE presented the financial budget and expenditure for the year so far, compared to the previous year. 

The construction of a fence wall at Weija Zonal Council, which is currently about 70% complete, and the construction of the first floor of the Assembly Office complex, which is about 60% complete, were among the projects mentioned.

In his closing remarks, the MCE urged all to remain resolute as the Municipal Assembly steers itself towards a higher level.

The Assembly Members applauded the MCE's address and debated, healthily, on it.

They resolved that targets set for the year should be met.

Julius Sarpei,
PRO, Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly.