LeKMA ORGANISES TOWN HALL MEETING

June 6, 2018 12:10 pm

 

The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LeKMA) has organised a Town Hall Meeting at Teshie Aboma Presbyterian Church hall to render account of activities of 2017 to the residents of the Municipality and solicit their views on the developmental plans of the various departments and units for the rest of the year, 2018.

 

The Municipal Chief Executive of LeKMA-Hon. Mrs. Evelyn N. A. Twum -Gyamrah, the Municipal Coordinating Director-Mr. Maxwell K. Gyimah, the Chairperson of the event-Hon. Dr. Gladys Norley Ashitey who is also a former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Hon. Assembly Members of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, members of the Teshie Traditional Council, Heads of Departments, the clergy, youth groups, civil society organisations, community based organisations were all represented at the meeting.

A Ten Thousand Cedis (GH₵10,000. 00) cash donations was made by the Hon. MCE to the Teshie fish farmers to help alleviate the plight of a disaster that destroyed their fishing equipment.

Presentations were made by heads of department of Budget, Environmental Health, Works, Urban Roads, Agriculture, Health, Education and NADMO.  The Teshie Police Commander gave a presentation on the preparation towards ensuring a peaceful Homowo celebration in Teshie.

 

 

WELCOME ADDRESS BY HON. EVELYN NAA ADJELEY TWUM-GYAMRAH THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE TOWN HALL MEETING HELD AT PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH OF GHANA POALO MOHENU MEMORIAL CONGREGATION- TESHIE ABOMA ON TUESDAY, 29TH MAY, 2018

 

Mr. Chairman, Nii Mei, Naa Mei, Hon. MP,  Traditional Authorities, Representatives of the Assembly, Zonal Councils Members, Unit Committee Members, Neighbourhood Committees, Opinion Leaders, Farmer Associations, Youth Groups, Women Groups, Transport and Trade Associations, Political Parties, identifiable Local CSOs/CBOs/NGOs, the Media, all Dignitaries, invited Distinguished Guest, all protocols observed.

 

I am glad to welcome all of you to the first quarter Town Hall meeting of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly. I am also happy to let you know that we are also privileged to have you participating in this programme given that most of you are in the private sector and have to leave your jobs and assignments to honour our invitation. It is my anticipation that at the end of this meeting most of you would   leave here with a new perception of the Assembly and what its stands for in terms of revenue mobilisation, provision of infrastructure and delivery of goods and services within the Municipality  for its citizenry.

 

Mr. Chairman, I would also like to take the opportunity to refresh your memory on the key objective of local governance; ‘to improve resource allocation and service delivery by not only bringing service providers closer to the citizens but also making the citizens part the of decision-making and management process’.

 

Local governance is therefore expected to encourage government responsiveness to citizen participation and, in the end ensure greater effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.

Mr. Chairman, the local governance system is designed to promote participatory decision-making through local level institutions including Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

 

In the light of this, it is very crucial to extend our invitation to highly respected bodies and groups such as:

 

  • Farmers Associations
  • Identifiable Community Leaders
  • Local Media that is Community and Private FM Radio Stations
  • MPs and Ministers of State
  • Assembly Members
  • Neighbourhood Committees
  • Other Identified Local CSOs/CBOs/NGOs
  • Parent-Teacher Associations
  • Identifiable Political Parties
  • Trade and Transport Associations
  • Traditional Authorities
  • Women’s and Youth Groups
  • Zonal Councils and Unit Committees and
  • Others

 

Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, the Town Hall meetings is held twice in a year, during the first and third quarters of the year it therefore behoves on the Assembly to sensitize the citizens of the Municipality on how revenue is mobilised, key expenditure areas of the Assembly and the challenges faced vis a vis the opportunities available to the Assembly. During the programme, views are solicited from the citizens present as to how best we can together effectively and efficiently perform as an Assembly to deliver and achieve our goals and objectives to the benefit of all.

 

At these meetings, citizens are made aware of the plans of the Assembly with respect to policies, programmes and projects and how these would be funded.

 

Sources of Assembly funds and how they are being expended are also made known to the citizenry during open forum sessions.

 

Mr. Chairman, basically the Town Hall meeting is a tool for Social Accountability which aims at improving perception of citizens and how resources are being the managed by the Assembly.

 

Mr. Chairman, Nii Mei, Naa Mei I cannot conclude without mentioning for discussion our government’s policy on One District One Factory, One Constituency One Million Dollars, making Accra the cleanest city in Africa and the Free Senior High School (SHS). I recommend that these programmes should be placed high in the agenda of the citizens at any time and place where there is forum for citizen engagement, todays gathering being no exception.

 

 

It is my wish that you would participate fully and attentively so that you can appreciate the purpose for which you have been invited and ultimately contribute to the over-all development of the Municipality.

 

On this note, Mr. Chairman, I wish to warmly welcome you to this very important programme. May God bless us all.

 

Thank you.

 

LeKMA ORGANISES TOWN HALL MEETING

The Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LeKMA) has organised a Town Hall Meeting at Teshie Aboma Presbyterian Church hall to render account of activities of 2017 to the residents of the Municipality and solicit their views on the developmental plans of the various departments and units for the rest of the year, 2018.

 

The Municipal Chief Executive of LeKMA-Hon. Mrs. Evelyn N. A. Twum -Gyamrah, the Municipal Coordinating Director-Mr. Maxwell K. Gyimah, the Chairperson of the event-Hon. Dr. Gladys Norley Ashitey who is also a former Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Hon. Assembly Members of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, members of the Teshie Traditional Council, Heads of Departments, the clergy, youth groups, civil society organisations, community based organisations were all represented at the meeting.

A Ten Thousand Cedis (GH₵10,000. 00) cash donations was made by the Hon. MCE to the Teshie fish farmers to help alleviate the plight of a disaster that destroyed their fishing equipment.

Presentations were made by heads of department of Budget, Environmental Health, Works, Urban Roads, Agriculture, Health, Education and NADMO.  The Teshie Police Commander gave a presentation on the preparation towards ensuring a peaceful Homowo celebration in Teshie.

 

 

WELCOME ADDRESS BY HON. EVELYN NAA ADJELEY TWUM-GYAMRAH THE MUNICIPAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE TOWN HALL MEETING HELD AT PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH OF GHANA POALO MOHENU MEMORIAL CONGREGATION- TESHIE ABOMA ON TUESDAY, 29TH MAY, 2018

 

Mr. Chairman, Nii Mei, Naa Mei, Hon. MP,  Traditional Authorities, Representatives of the Assembly, Zonal Councils Members, Unit Committee Members, Neighbourhood Committees, Opinion Leaders, Farmer Associations, Youth Groups, Women Groups, Transport and Trade Associations, Political Parties, identifiable Local CSOs/CBOs/NGOs, the Media, all Dignitaries, invited Distinguished Guest, all protocols observed.

 

I am glad to welcome all of you to the first quarter Town Hall meeting of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly. I am also happy to let you know that we are also privileged to have you participating in this programme given that most of you are in the private sector and have to leave your jobs and assignments to honour our invitation. It is my anticipation that at the end of this meeting most of you would   leave here with a new perception of the Assembly and what its stands for in terms of revenue mobilisation, provision of infrastructure and delivery of goods and services within the Municipality  for its citizenry.

 

Mr. Chairman, I would also like to take the opportunity to refresh your memory on the key objective of local governance; ‘to improve resource allocation and service delivery by not only bringing service providers closer to the citizens but also making the citizens part the of decision-making and management process’.

 

Local governance is therefore expected to encourage government responsiveness to citizen participation and, in the end ensure greater effectiveness, efficiency and accountability.

Mr. Chairman, the local governance system is designed to promote participatory decision-making through local level institutions including Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

 

In the light of this, it is very crucial to extend our invitation to highly respected bodies and groups such as:

 

  • Farmers Associations
  • Identifiable Community Leaders
  • Local Media that is Community and Private FM Radio Stations
  • MPs and Ministers of State
  • Assembly Members
  • Neighbourhood Committees
  • Other Identified Local CSOs/CBOs/NGOs
  • Parent-Teacher Associations
  • Identifiable Political Parties
  • Trade and Transport Associations
  • Traditional Authorities
  • Women’s and Youth Groups
  • Zonal Councils and Unit Committees and
  • Others

 

Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, the Town Hall meetings is held twice in a year, during the first and third quarters of the year it therefore behoves on the Assembly to sensitize the citizens of the Municipality on how revenue is mobilised, key expenditure areas of the Assembly and the challenges faced vis a vis the opportunities available to the Assembly. During the programme, views are solicited from the citizens present as to how best we can together effectively and efficiently perform as an Assembly to deliver and achieve our goals and objectives to the benefit of all.

 

At these meetings, citizens are made aware of the plans of the Assembly with respect to policies, programmes and projects and how these would be funded.

 

Sources of Assembly funds and how they are being expended are also made known to the citizenry during open forum sessions.

 

Mr. Chairman, basically the Town Hall meeting is a tool for Social Accountability which aims at improving perception of citizens and how resources are being the managed by the Assembly.

 

Mr. Chairman, Nii Mei, Naa Mei I cannot conclude without mentioning for discussion our government’s policy on One District One Factory, One Constituency One Million Dollars, making Accra the cleanest city in Africa and the Free Senior High School (SHS). I recommend that these programmes should be placed high in the agenda of the citizens at any time and place where there is forum for citizen engagement, todays gathering being no exception.

 

 

It is my wish that you would participate fully and attentively so that you can appreciate the purpose for which you have been invited and ultimately contribute to the over-all development of the Municipality.

 

On this note, Mr. Chairman, I wish to warmly welcome you to this very important programme. May God bless us all.

 

Thank you.