Category: Information Services

RTI ACT SENSITIZATION PROGRAM HELD AT LaDMA

As part of efforts to equip some key staff members of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly to have first-hand knowledge on the Right to Information Act (Act 989) and the process involved to have access to information. Some resource officials from the RTI Division of the Ministry of Information had a sensitization program to educate staff on the implementation of the RTI Act (Act 989) on Wednesday, 26th May 2021.

Some key areas the officials touched on include;

  • know your Right to Access Information from a public institution
  • Know Who to Contact within an Organization for information
  • Know the Time Limits to source for information
  • Know What  to do if You Do Not Have Access to relevant information you want
  • The importance of RTI
  • Structure of the RTI
  • The role of public institution in the implementation of RTI

The Right to Information Act is an Act to provide for the implementation of the constitutional right to information held by a public institution, subject to the exemptions that are necessary and consistent with the protection of the public interest in a democratic society, to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in Public affairs and provide for related matters.

The act was proposed by a private entity in 1999 till 2019 when it was assessed and became effective in 2020.

LaDMA Holds Town Hall Meeting

Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey

As part of its social responsibilities, The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, (LaDMA) on Wednesday March 31, 2021 held its first town hall meeting for the year at the La Presbyterian Church of Ghana (Epiphany Congregation, Kaajaano). The meeting was to take stock of the activities and projects undertaken by the assembly for the year 2020.

The focus of the assembly is to improve the general sanitation, educational facilities for quality education, and the general security in the municipality, create jobs for the people especially for the youth and women, improve revenue mobilization and customer service standards as well as promote participatory preparation of medium- term development plan for 2022 to 2025.

General public

In his address, the MCE for LaDMA Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey said funds were available for the execution of major projects and activities that were undertaken by the assembly during the period. He told members of the assembly and stakeholders that, only four out of 100 projects were not accomplished due to the COVID-19 pandemic and revenue mobilization issues.

The projects includes the one tree per child, my first day at school, science technology mathematics innovation and engineering and other education and sensitization programmes, but said the projects would be rolled out for the year.

 

Municipal Planning Officer

According to the MCE, indiscriminate disposal of waste, non-payment of property rates, business operating permits, allocation of building permits and building at unauthorized areas were major challenges militating against the programs and activities of the assembly and called on stakeholders to honour their responsibilities to move the assembly forward.

POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS 2021

On Friday 19th March, the Vice President of the republic of Ghana, his Excellency, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia launched a publicity and preparation campaign dubbed “100 Days Countdown to the 2021 Population and Housing Census” in Accra to prepare the citizenry for this most important national programme of gathering data on the population and housing situation in Ghana.

The Legal Authority for conducting this Population and Housing Census is the Statistical Service Act 2019 (Act 1003). This Law empowers The Legal Authority for conducting this Population and Housing Census is the Statistical Service Act 2019 (Act 1003). This Law empowers the Government Statistician to conduct statistical surveys and any census in Ghana. Government Statistician to conduct statistical surveys and any census in Ghana.

Among other innovations, the 2021 Population and Housing Census, which begins on the night of Sunday 27th June, will be the first fully digital census, with the use of tablets for data capture instead of traditional paper questionnaires. According to officials of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), going green will save the country from the printing of over seven million household questionnaires.

The PHC of 2021 will also see the implementation, for the first time, data linkage technology that is intended to harmonize and improve statistics in the West Africa subregion.

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS URGED PRESIDENT TO RE-APPOINT SOLOMON NIKOI KOTEY

General Assembly

The assembly members for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly LaDMA called on the president to re-appoint Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey as the MCE for the municipality. The endorsement of the MCE by the assembly members was because of his performance and contributions he made to the development of the municipality.

The assembly members made the appeal on Wednesday March 17, 2021 at the 4th Ordinary General Meeting of the La Dade- Kotopon Municipal Assembly. The Meeting came off at the assembly hall and presided by Hon. Emmanuel Nyarko Baah, the presiding member and assembly member for Kaajaano electoral area.