Ledzokuku – Assembly Engages Public in DevelopmentNews — September 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm Print This Post | Email This Post
The Ledzokuku – Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) has committed 50 per cent of its budgetary allocation towards the improvement of education in the municipality.
The Districts Chief Executive, Mr Daniel Amartey-Mensah, disclosed this at a community interface programme organized at Teshie, a suburb of Accra to solicit views from residents on the assembly’s 2010-2013 medium term development plan.
The programme,m which is in line with the Town hall concept, saw stakeholders from the Ledzokuku and Krowor Constituencies submitting inputs for implementation in the assembly’s medium
term development plan.
As part of the assembly’s commitment towards the elimination of the shift system of education in the municipality, construction works on a six unit two storey classroom block for the Teshie North Cluster of Schools is underway at a cost of GHC 190,000.
The project, expected to be completed within three months, will have a library facility, computer laboratory, a staff common room and an office for the circuit supervisor.
Mr Mensah indicated that, the participatory programme put together by the assembly was to allow the electorate an opportunity to contribute on key issues that directly affect their social and economic well-being.
The Municipal Planning Officer, Mr Philip Ampadu-Oppong, said the process had been long overdue but believed that the bottom-up planning process of decentralization would allow stakeholders present to effectively make a decision that would go a long way to help the assembly.
He stated that the grassroot evaluation of the problems facing the municipality underscores the fact that the real developmental issues would be addressed.
According to the planning officer, the forum developed by the assembly to dialogue with communities in the municipality was aimed at incorporating residents’ inputs in the assembly’s development programmes.
A participant representing the taxi drivers association in the municipality, Mr Richard Ashiah, described his participation as vital, since according to him, the assembly had not factored issues relating to the improvement of lorry stations within the municipality and as a driver it was very crucial to him.
About 200 participants from the Association of Persons with Disability, artisans, fishermen and fishmongers and personnel from the municipal health directorate and other governmental agencies participated in the one-day forum.
Source: Daily Graphic