The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kintampo in the Bono East Region, Mr. Michael Sarkodie Baffoe, has said that the recent commissioning of the canopy walkway at the Kintampo Waterfalls is hoped to increase revenue for the Kintampo Municipal Assembly.
President Akufo-Addo commissioned the canopy walkway as an additional facility to the waterfalls, and this is expected to increase patronage of the waterfalls.
Mr. Sarkodie Baffoe, who was addressing the First Ordinary Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Assembly, said that the development could raise the estimated cost for each participant from GH¢200 to about GH¢500, and this holds significant potential for additional earning.
The MCE promised to protect the public purse by ensuring value for money in all public transactions and exercise prudence and discipline in fiscal management to meet the aspirations of the people of Kintampo.
He also pledged to strengthen revenue mobilisation and plug loopholes and leakages.
Meanwhile, the Executive Committee has resolved to, among others, increase the number of days for the Kintampo market, register all landed government properties to avoid litigation, as well as decongest containers dotted around stores at the Tamale station in the area.
A number of development projects were said to be at various stages of completion, with others completed. The projects include school buildings, Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds, bridges, and court complex among others.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kintampo North Constituency, Kwasi Etu-Bonde, briefed the house about the constitutional amendment on the election of Metropolitan, Municipal, District Chief Executives and Assembly Members.
He urged the assembly members to help in educating people in their electoral areas.
He further alluded to revamping rice production and gave the assurance that the assembly was liaising with the government to set up the mango and pineapple processing plants under the government’s ‘One District, One Factory’ policy