Participatory Governance Is My Priority – Tarkwa Nsuem MCE
The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Chief Executive, Gilbert Ken Asmah has assured the people in the municipality that he would continue to deepen participatory governance in his administration to foster growth and development.
According to him, it is prudent for policy makers to get constituents abreast with the current and proposed development within in the localities and the nation as a whole.
He gave the assurance during a Town Hall Meeting organized by the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Information Services Department through the Ministry of Information.
The meeting, third in series, sort to interact with the various opinion leaders, civil society groups and the general public to create a platform for them to ask relevant questions on development issues and the utilization of Assembly resources to better their lives.
Gilbert Asmah in his speech disclosed that government has constantly been reforming the local government systems to empower local authorities to enable them deliver on their mandate to the people through planned programmes and projects that meet their aspirations.
He indicated that he and his team attaches greater importance to grass-root participation in its process as the hall mark for sustainable development and for that reason it had empowered the various sub- committees at the Assembly with resources to perform effectively; he noted.
The Chief Executive outlined to the gathering some highlights of programmes, projects, and activities as well as the policy decisions that the Assembly had implemented for sustainable development through a broader and effective consensus building with the public since he assumed office within the last eleven months.
Key among the highlights included; education, health, sanitation, disaster management, road infrastructure, revenue mobilization, social intervention activities as well as security.
In the area of health care, he mentioned the construction of the Dompim clinic with Doctor’s accommodation, two bedroom semidetached doctor’s bungalow at Governor hill, construction of a CHPS compound at Mile 10 and half, presentation of medical equipments to the Mahamo clinic worth over ten thousand cedis.
Touching on Security, he cited the newly constructed and furnished Dompim Police Station with officer’s accommodation, the construction of the Benso Police station also with accommodation, the newly constructed Fire Service Office at Ahwetieso.
“We have also constructed a new market complex at Nsuaem with toilet facilities pending commissioning, In the area of road infrastructure my administration has done a lot for the Municipality, few among them are the facilitation of the new DVLA road with a culvert, double cell culvert at Boamoa, double cell culvert at Tamso new road, single cell culvert at Prisons quarters, he mentioned the construction of a mechanized bore-hole with a treatment plant for the Yayaho community in April this year.”
He therefore called on all stakeholders and the general public to rally behind the Assembly so that the available resources could be utilized effectively to propel the Assembly to an enviable level that guarantees shared growth and prosperity for all in the Municipality.
In attendance were the Member of Parliament for Tarkwa-Nsuaem constituency, Hon George Mireku Duker, Heads of Departments, Representatives of Mining Companies, Assembly members, civil society groups, traditional authorities and the general public.