INAUGURATION OF LEKMA UNIT COMMITTEE MEMBERSNews, Spotlight — July 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm Print This Post | Email This Post
LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR MINICIPAL ASSEBLY (LEKMA)
TESHIE – NUNUGUA
INAUGURATION OF LEKMA UNIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS
DATE: THURSDAY 14TH JULY 2011
VENUE: FORECOURT OF LEKMA HEAD OFFICE BULIDING, TESHIE – NUNGUA ESTATE
ADDRESS BY THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY, HON. DANIEL AMARTEY MENSAH, AT THE INAUGUATION OF LEKMA UNIT COMMITTEE MEMBERS ON THURSDAY, 14TH JULY, 2011 AT THE FORCOURT OF THE ASSEMBLY HEAD OFFICE BUILDING
Madam Chairperson and Hon. Presiding Member for LEKMA
Hon. Members of Parliament
Hon. Assembly Members here present
Her Honour Mrs. Ananda Aikins Circuit Court Judge
Mun. Security Council Members
Unit Committee Members
Distinguished Invited Guests
Friends from the Press
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is with great joy and happiness that we have all joined today mark an important milestone in the history of our dear Municipality.
It is indeed refreshing that this day has come in the lives of these Unit Committee Members as we gather here to swear-in the Members to carry the mantle of bringing local governance to the doorstep of our people.
Today, the rest of the Municipality salutes you on your election as Unit Committee Members of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly and wish you well as you are being ushered into office.
Indeed, your election as a Unit Committee Member is a mark of confidence that the good people of Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality have in you and you are therefore to live up to expectation.
Throughout the entire duration of your term, you are expected to serve your people manner that would enable them appreciate the fact that they are truly participating in the decision making process. In this regard, I am urging each and every one of you to relegate his/her personal interest to the background and have due regard to the interest of the Municipality and for that matter, the entire nation. A firm appreciation of the above would place you and the Assembly at a point where our credibility would be assured in respect of our decision making and service delivery to the people.
Madam Chairperson, as government’s development agent in the Municipality, we strongly hold the conviction that deepening the level of grass roof participation in our decision making processes is one of the small ways to move our decentralization concept forward
In this regard, this Assembly has put in place some measures aimed at meeting this goal. These include:
- Strengthening the various machineries of the Assembly to work effectively.
- Holding series of community inter face with citizens at the grassroots to acquaint ourselves with their problems.
- Strengthening the Public Relations and Complaints committee where the opinions, suggestions and grievances of our people are addressed.
- Promoting and strengthening the participation of women in the decision making process e.g. The formation of the Women and Children Sub-Committee is to address those concerns.
- Co-ordinating activities of the various Resident Associations, NGOs, FBOs, CBOs etc.
Ladies and Gentlemen, as a young Assembly, we are confronted with a number of challenges ranging from office accommodation, development control to environmental sanitation.
As new Unit Committee Members, I entreat you to come out with strategies to complement the efforts of this Assembly in addressing these challenges. I make this appeal to you with much premium on sanitation and waste management so that together, we can rod our communities of firth and health problems associated with insanitary conditions.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the successes of this Assembly has been largely dependent on the high level of co-operation among all the parties concerned in the discharge of our functions. May I entreat you especially the Unit Committee Members to work with us in unison with the common goal of improving the standard of living of our cherished people.
I wish to assure you that this Assembly would support you in your guest to render services to the people by way of making their lives better. In deed, we appreciate your sense of purpose and we know you will succeed.
I wish all Unit Committee Members a very successful term of office.
Again, congratulations to you all Madam Chairperson, Hon. Assembly Members Unit Committee Members, her honour Mrs. Ananda Aikins, Circuit Court Jude, Heads of Department Security Council Members, distinguished invited guests, the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen, on this note, I warmly welcome all of you to this great day and wish you a happy celebration.
Thank you and May God bless us all.