The Deputy Greater Accra Regi onal Minister- Madam Elizabeth Tawiah- Sackey on Tuesday 16th January, 2018 paid a familiarisation visit to the Ledzokuku – Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) to interact with the staff and tour the Municipality.
In a welcome address, the Municipal Coordinating Director (M.C.D) Mr. Maxwell Kwabena Gyimah thanked God for a new year and wished everyone a happy and successful year. He mentioned that 2017 was a good year but 2018 will be a better year for the Assembly.
He used the opportunity to remind the staff of LEKMA to desist from party politics and deliver on the various mandates of their Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He urged staff to work as professionals and exhibit good work ethics. He went on to commend the Regional Coordinating Council for their immense support for the Assembly.
The Municipal Chief Executive -Hon. Mrs. Evelyn Naa Adjeley Twum -Gyamrah in a key note address, gave a brief history about the Municipality.
Referring to the staff durbar held on Friday 12th January, 2018, the Hon. MCE tasked heads of departments and units together with all staff to achieve their targets or exceed them in each quarter so that productivity could be improved.
Addressing the issue on security, she appealed to the Regional Coordinating Council to help resolve the LEKMA and LADMA boundary dispute on the Accra Mall and its surrounding areas as early as possible so that there could be some sanity in revenue collection.
According to her, Management has acquired an office space for the operation of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) at Teshie Lascala and is waiting for the authority to deploy personnel to start work.
She appealed to government for work to continue on the Teshie-Link road which stretches from Teshie Police Station to Manet Junction on the Spintex road.
The Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister- Mrs. Elizabeth Kwatso Tawiah- Sackey delivered a brief address. She began by wishing the staff of LEKMA a happy new year and ayekoo for a good work done so far in the municipality.
The Deputy Regional Minister also tasked LEKMA to develop an initiative to clear all the filth in the Municipality in order to keep the city clean and make it the neatest city in Africa.
She concluded by tasking the revenue collectors to be ready to help the government get rich to aid in the development of the country, rather than enriching themselves. She urged that the staff be bold to ask questions and give out suggestions.
An opportunity was given to staff to ask questions bothering them and make complains and suggestions to the Deputy Regional Minister. Some of the questions/comments / suggestions are as follows:
- A staff from the Education Directorial raised a concern that government should invest in the cultural aspect of education because it has been neglected for far too long.
- A staff at the Krowor Zonal Council suggested that a platform be provided for them to bring forth their complaints in order to ensure confidentiality.
- Another staff at the Radio Unit suggested that punishment be given out to people who litter the environment and also more city guards be employed for the safety of the municipality.
- A worker at the Waste Management Unit lamented on their salary and suggested that their salaries be increased.
The visit came to an end with a prayer and vote of thanks by the master of ceremony (M.C), Miss. Ajara Soali.