INAUGURAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE- HON. MRS. EVELYN TWUM-GYAMRAH ON THE OCASSION OF THE CREATION OF THE KROWOR MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY HELD ON THURSDAY 15TH MARCH, 2018 AT NUNGUAMarch 27, 2018 10:45 am
INAUGURAL ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE- HON. MRS. EVELYN TWUM-GYAMRAH ON THE OCASSION OF THE CREATION OF THE KROWOR MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY HELD ON THURSDAY 15TH MARCH, 2018 AT NUNGUA
THE HON. MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOV’T & RURAL DEV’T
HON. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
NII MEI KE NAA MEI
DIRECTORS FROM RCC
HON. ASSEMBLY MEMBERS
THE MUNICIPAL COORDINATING DIRECTOR
THE KPESHIE DIVISIONAL POLICE COMMANDER
HEADS OF MUNICIPAL SECURITY AGENCIES
HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
HEAD TEACHERS AND TEACHERS PRESENT
DISTINGUISHED INVITED GUESTS
FRIENDS FROM THE MEDIA
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
The Ledzokuku – Krowor Municipal Assembly was one of the districts established on 1st November, 2007 and inaugurated on 29th February 2008 under the Legislative Instrument (LI 1865).
Under the Local Government arrangements when Accra City Council was created in 1953, six Area Councils were established namely: Ablekuma, Ashiedu Keteke, Ayawaso, Okaikoi, Osu Klotey and Kpeshie (which comprised Teshie, Nungua and La,). This system operated until 18th March, 1989 when Accra was elevated to Metropolitan status and the Area Councils became Metro District Councils under the new Local Government System (PNDCL 207) Act 462.
Hon. Minister, ladies and gentlemen, in 2003, part of the first schedule of the Accra Metropolitan Legislative Instrument of 1995, LI 161 was amended and replaced with LI 1722 of 2003 which led to the creation of 7 more sub metros out of the existing 6 making a total of 13 sub metros. This intervention was informed by the need to break the metropolis into smaller sectors to facilitate good governance.
In order to promote efficiency in the administrative machinery and also meet the ever pressing demands for amenities and essential services, the Teshie and Nungua Sub Metros were however merged and updated to a Municipal Status. Thus in 2007, the Local Government Legislative Instrument of 1989 (LI 1500) was revoked with the publication of LI 1865 (2007) which established the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.
The total land area of LEKMA is estimated at 50 square kilometres. The southern boundary of the Municipality is the Gulf of Guinea from the Kpeshie Lagoon to the Mukwe Lagoon near Regional Maritime Academy. The boundary continues along the Maritime road to join the Accra-Tema road to Nungua Police Station Barrier. It turns right to the Ashaiman road and continues to Lashibi junction, branches left on the Spintex Road and moves all the way through the Coca Cola roundabout to the motorway. From there it continues left along the motorway and branches south near the East Legon tunnel and moves south towards the starting point at the Kpeshie Lagoon.
Hon. Minister, the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly has a mission “To improve livelihoods and provide adequate socio-economic infrastructure in an equitable and sustainable manner through effective stakeholder collaboration within a secured and decentralised system of governance and sound environmental management”.
It is the vision of LEKMA to establish “An economically appealing and environmentally sound Municipality populated by disciplined and law abiding residents with improved livelihoods and easy access to socio- economic infrastructure.
Hon. Minister, ladies and gentlemen, history is being made today, as the Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) is being carved out of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly and we are happy to witness this day and be part of its inaugural ceremony.
There are many advantages that come with the creation of districts. It brings development closer to the people, deepening decentralisation which translates into improvement of lives and businesses.
To ensure that the people of Nungua and its environs get the best out of this Krowor Municipal Assembly, enough revenue need to be mobilised. I therefore urge all property and business owners who fall under its jurisdiction to help mobilise enough internally generated fund for development by paying their taxes, fees, tolls and honouring other financial obligations so we could have good roads, hospitals, schools among others befitting the status of a Municipality.
The Ghana Revenue Authority has begun a national campaign to help government raise the necessary revenue under the theme, “Our Taxes –Our Future”. Let us all support them as good citizens in whatever way we can to achieve the needed revenue targets for nation building.
The incoming staff of the Krowor Municipal Assembly, some of whom are from LEKMA must put up their best and work with the best professional ethics devoid of partisan politics.
We say thank you to the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development, the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council, His Royal Highness- the King of Nungua Traditional Council, the Committee set up to see to the smooth creation of the Municipality and the Management of LEKMA for their hard work that has resulted into the creation of the Krowor Municipal . The people of Krowor are very grateful.
The Management of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly will always be available as a mother Assembly to support the new Management of Krowor Municipal Assembly to be able to carry out its mandate to the satisfaction of residents and other stakeholders.
Long live the Krowor Municipal Assembly and bless our homeland Ghana.