On Tuesday, 31st October, 2023 a General Assembly Meeting was held at the Assembly Hall to assess the growth and short comings of the Assembly as well as to establish the current State of the Municipal in all sectors.
Hon. Andrew Oppong Amoako, the Presiding Member (PM) presided over the meeting albeit via zoom as he is out of the country this was made possible as a result of the Advancement of Technology at the Assembly.
Hon. Dr. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Tina Naa Ayele Mensah, the Member of Parliament, Madam Vida Awuku, the Municipal Co-ordinating Director assisted the Presiding Member.
Traditional rulers from the Weija Traditional Stool, Assembly Members, Heads of Departments and Units, Zonal Council Representatives were present at the session.
In his opening address, Hon. Dr. Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor commended the roles played by all and sundry to propel the Municipal Assembly to a significant pedestal amongst MMDAs across the nation.
In the Agriculture Sector, there has been a massive growth with developmental and training programmes carried out as well as financial support to facilitate the growth and returns of the sector.
Sensitizations on Disaster Management were held to educate the entire Municipality on Disasters and their management procedures. These workshops were carried out in a tailored manner ranging from schools, community engagements and media briefing sessions.
Sanitation-wise, the Municipal Assembly did not relent in their efforts to prioritize acts that constitute Public Health and Sanitation. This was done through Routine Inspections by the Environmental Health Officers. Food Hygiene was also enforced with a total of 1,232 food vendors screened and certified to handle food
Education in the Municipal Assembly has also been tackled with all the seriousness it deserves. Several interventions were put in place to make the Municipal a hub for academic excellence.
Youth Employment is also on the ascendency across the Municipal with a total of 15 Community Police Assistants (CPA) passing out.
In the Finance sector, the Internally Generated Fund (IGF) returns fell 46.6% short of the total annual target as at August 2023. A total of 52.83% of the generated fund of 53.40% has been used for expenditure in administrative works and developmental projects
The MP’S Common Fund fetched the Assembly some amount of money.
Health was one sector that was keenly monitored as the Assembly put in series of measures to ensure sustainable and adequate health care to all. This was realized through activities like regular immunizations, sensitization workshops on health and active response to health related issues.
There are several projects ongoing in the Municipality which includes the construction of a Police Post and a Basic School which are 60% complete. Construction of the first floor of the Assembly Office Complex among others.
A total of 2,075 desk both mono and dual have been procured by the Member of Parliament, Hon. Tina Naa Ayele Mensah and distributed to some selected Basic Schools within the municipality.
The Municipal Assembly came top at the just ended Public Financial Management Compliance League Table as the best performing Assembly in the Greater Accra Region
The Assembly Members applauded the MCE’s address amidst some healthy debates. They resolved that some loopholes should be filled before the commencement of the 2024 calendar year.