The Adentan Municipal Assembly has inaugurated the newly elected Assembly Members, Government Appointees, and Unit Committee Members for the Adentan Assembly at the Resurrection Methodist Church in Adentan.
A total of 12 Elected Assembly members, six Government Appointees, and 60 Unit Committee members were sworn into office by the Magistrate of the Adentan court, Her Worship, Linda Amissah through the administration of the oath of office and secrecy.
The President, Representative the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Owiredu congratulated Members and charged them to take advantage of mechanism and other innovative systems developed by the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry to improve upon Internally Generated Funds (IGF). This he said can be achieved if street naming and property addressing is pursued vigorously by working hand-in-hand with the National Digital Property Addressing System and the Ghana Post System.
He reminded them to stick to their core mandate as Assembly Members and work within the remits of the law as provided in the Local Governance Act, (ACT 936) of 2016 with Amendment (ACT 940).
He further mentioned that the District Assembly concept was non-partisan and urged members to remain cautious in the discharge of their duties.
Good governance, he added entails active participation of the citizens in their Assembly to ensure the delivery of quality services, improved infrastructure, and good leadership.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Adentan Municipal Assembly, Hon. Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah stressed the need for members to work together and tap from the rich experiences of old Assembly Members to ensure that, together they build a strong Assembly for the people.
He advised members to develop a culture of selflessness, loyalty, and dedication to contribute to the development of the Municipality and Ghana as a whole.
He added that certain decisions that members may be taking may not necessarily be in the interest of all, therefore, a need to called for members to be bold and always consider the interest of the larger group in all circumstances.
He commended previous members for their hard work and stressed on the need for the newly inaugurated to focus on infrastructure development, revenue mobilization, health care, agriculture, and sanitation to improve the lives of people within the Adentan Municipality.
In a related development after the inauguration by the President’s representative, Hon Joseph Odai Boye, the Assembly Member for the Adjiriganor electoral area was elected Presiding Member for the new Assembly with a vote of 15 (Yes) to 4 (Nos) cast by Members at the first meeting of the first session of the fourth of Assembly of the Adentan Municipal Assembly. He was duly sworn into office by Her Worship Linda Amissah, the District Magistrate.
In an interview with the Adentan News, Joseph Odai Boye indicated his readiness to bring all on board to make sure the developmental agenda of the Assembly is fully implemented.
He stated that the current Assembly’s focus will be on strengthening the revenue collection base and making sure that revenue leakages are curbed or minimized.
‘Decentralization is about bringing governance to the doorsteps of the people, therefore, listening to the plea of the people and doing their will is our mandate’ he added.
He finally assured that, by the end of his tenure of office, all projects budgeted for should be implemented.
Source; ISD/ PR, Adentan
By Sonia Amade