The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Wenchi in the Bono Region, Mr Alexander Obour Damoah, has held a stakeholders’ engagement with the Wenchi Traditional Council.
The meeting formed part of efforts and an opportunity for the MCE to familiarise himself with the traditional authorities as major stakeholders of development.
It was also to interact with them on major developmental issues, and ways to tackle the associated challenges facing the progress of the Municipality.
Interacting with the chiefs of the Council, the MCE expressed his appreciation and profound gratitude to them for their prayers and support during his nomination, confirmation, and assumption of the position of Municipal Chief Executive.
He reiterated his commitment to be a father for all, and would continually open his doors to everybody.
He gave an assurance of regular engagements with the Council on the development agenda of the Municipality.
He noted that the assembly’s resolve to stop animals from roaming in the heart of the town and occupying homes and office premises. “The animals would be impounded and the owners arrested and prosecuted,” he said, and advised the owners to keep their animals in kraals.
The MCE expressed concern about the boldness of some developers and individuals to encroach on lands of state institutions and those earmarked for development. He, therefore, urged the Council to devise measures to curb the practice.
The Council made some requests to the Municipal Chief Executive, including the speedy completion of projects such as the Wenchi Sports Field, Community Centre, town roads/inner city roads, bridge at Low Cost-Magazine area, and the Wenchi Water Project.
The Council also asked for 30% of the market tolls/revenue generated quarterly.
The chiefs also asked the MCE to get an official vehicle for the Traditional Council, while the Council further charged the Assembly to construct a warehouse for the tonnes of cashew being transported from the area.
The Council also called for a unique identity for cashew being produced in the area.
It questioned why Wenchi was not captured in the government’s Agenda 111 Health Infrastructure projects, and charged the MCE to lobby for a government hospital in Wenchi.
The Council called for the development of Tomacan Company Limited to create jobs for the teeming youth.