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Boye Laryea renders account ….at town hall meeting

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The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive, Boye Laryea says the Municipality has had its fair share of development under the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government.

He stated that the Municipality, two years since its establishment has benefited immensely from the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) government.

Mr. Laryea cataloguing the gains of the government in the Municipality said 54 kilometers of roads has been constructed with work on a 7-kilometer asphalt overlay currently ongoing.

The MCE who was addressing a Town Hall meeting disclosed that 500 mono and dual desks have been supplied to schools in the Municipality while construction of a 3-storey 18-unit classroom block at the Achimota Anglican School is also ongoing.

Still on education, he stated that construction of ICT center at the Fadama cluster of schools and the renovation and expansion of dining hall and kitchen of the Achimota School is worthy of mention.

Touching on health, Mr. Laryea said work is progressing on the construction of

a modern hospital at Christian Village as well as an Ambulance and Fire Bay at Achimota.

Fuseni Issah, Member of Parliament for Okaikwei North Constituency is sure that the carving out of the Assembly from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has brought governance in his words to the “doorsteps of the people”. This, he said, has enhanced participatory democracy.

He said Parliament has approved the construction of one more footbridge between the Apenkwa to Lapaz stretch of the George Walker Bush Highway in order to reduce pedestrian knockdowns on the road.

Mr. Samuel Amoah, the Municipal Coordinator while noting that Town Hall Meetings were platforms to track the execution of projects, programs and policies stated that it was also a means to “fight the common problem of under-development”.

The Chairperson for the event, Revd. Nathaniel Quartey with reference to the Parable of the Talents in Mathew 25:23 stressed the need for duty-bearers to be accountable to the people they serve.

Mrs. Cecelia Ofori Asante, the Head of Budget took the gathering through completed, ongoing projects and other initiatives including capacity building programs for staff of the Assembly.

Mrs. Joana Amponsah Nkansah, Deputy Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) tasked the gathering to preserve the peace before, during and after the December 7 elections.

The occasion afforded the people the opportunity to access the plans, programs and policies of the Assembly as well as its impact on their livelihoods.

The participants including, Chiefs, traders, Assembly members, identifiable groups, among others also gave stakeholders the opportunity to take duty bearers to task.

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