The Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Assembly in the Bono East Region spends GH¢6,000.00 weekly on fuel and ration for various security personnel deployed in the Municipality to deal with highway robberies and other crimes.
This came to light when the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Mr Edward Owusu, delivered his Sessional Address during the Assembly’s maiden meeting for the year in Atebubu.
The meeting, which was the first ordinary one for the current assembly, approved a fee-fixing resolution, an annual action plan, and a composite budget for 2022.
Mr Owusu said his administration would deepen collaboration with the Municipal Education Directorate to strengthen existing regulations on quality education to ensure that all children of school-going age were in school.
On health, the MCE revealed that the Assembly had made budgetary allocation for the construction of a children’s ward at the Municipal Hospital.
Mr Owusu enumerated a number of borehole projects at various levels of completion throughout the Municipality as a short term measure, adding that plans were advanced to get the central government to provide funding for the Atebubu water system, in order to find a lasting solution to the perennial water problem faced by inhabitants of the town and its environs.
He also indicated that the assembly is also considering a build-operate and transfer BOT arrangement for the same project with an investor from the United Arab Emirates.
The MCE said electricity extension works are at various stages of completion in a number of communities whiles the assembly is working around the clock to get Sanwakyi/Afefreso, Jato Zongo and Akokoa connected to the national grid.
“Open defecation will be totally prohibited in the municipality,” he said adding that his outfit will revoke the management of all public toilets in the municipality by individuals for a more efficient handling by the assembly.
The MCE listed about 12 infrastructural projects both completed and on-going in the municipality spanning areas of health, education and the administration of justice.
“As the MCE, I remain committed to expanding infrastructure in the areas of education, health, Security among others.
In line with this, enough investments from internally generated funds has been directed to this area,” he said.