Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly inaugurated
The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Ayittey, last Thursday inaugurated the newly-created Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly on behalf of the President of the Republic, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
In a speech read on his behalf by Sherry Ayittey, President Mills hinted that the ceremony was in fulfillment of the government’s promise to deepen democracy and accelerate decentralisation for a better Ghana.
He called on the chiefs and people in the country to fully and actively participate in the district assembly system to enhance governance at the local level.
“After all, participatory governance and local level development have been the mantra of the NDC since the party was formed in 1992, and which has made all of us stakeholders in the decentralised local government system, which has brought governance to the doorsteps of our people, and accelerated development to our local communities,” he said.
Addressing the function, the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Robert Kempes Ofosuware, disclosed that as the third born of the TMA, after the Adentan and Ashaiman municipal assemblies, the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly would be given a ‘goodbye package’ to enable it begin its operations.
He hinted that an amount of GH¢50,000 had been set aside to be spent on some very important needs of the new assembly, out of which office accommodation for it had been acquired at Kpone to house the various key offices.
Mr. Ofosuware explained that a skeletal staff, made up of personnel who were already at post at the Kpone-Katamanso Sub-Metro Council, and a few from the TMA headquarters, had been posted to constitute the initial human resource capacity of the assembly.
Eight vehicles, including pick-ups, minivans, a 4×4 Ford cross country vehicle and motorbike had also been made available to the new assembly, he noted.
Also all ongoing and completed projects within the jurisdiction of the new assembly, with the exception of the new engineered sanitary landfill site located at Kpone, had been handed over to the new district assembly.
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