The Adentan Municipal Assembly, in the Greater Accra Region last Saturday, was adjudged the cleanest District in Ghana at the Maiden National District Awards at Kumasi on the theme: ‘’ACCELERATING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE’’.
Adentan emerged as the first district in sanitation based on the 2021 district awards. The award was instituted by the Millennium Excellence Foundation (MEF) in collaboration with National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) with support from the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) focused mainly on the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) sector. The award was aimed at engendering competition among District Assemblies in the country for policymakers to provide even and equitable resources to the less developed assemblies and put in place measures that would improve the general well-being of the population at the sub-national level.
Prof. George Gyan- Baffour, said the awards were not an assessment of the performance of the District Chief Executives, but to serve as a yardstick for the districts to emulate while at the same time encouraging the performing districts to shine.
On behalf of the Commission, Prof. George Gyan- Baffour expressed his gratitude to the MEF under the auspices of the Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II, and UNICEF for the laudable initiative which he believed would give substance and visibility to NDPC’s monitoring and evaluating functions.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Adentan, Hon. Alexander Nii Noi Adumuah was grateful to the foundation and NDPC for recognizing the efforts of the assembly in ensuring that the people had access to WASH-related services within the municipality.
SOURCE; ISD ADENTAN