The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly as part of it social responsibilities engaged stakeholders at the Christ Apostolic Church International, Wireless Assembly-La.
Speaking on the theme, participatory development: the role of stakeholders, Reverend Solomon Kotey Nikoi the Municipal Chief Executive said the assembly had work hand-to-hand with the traditional rules and key developmental partners to move the assembly to another level.
He held that major steps has been taken by the assembly to address issues raised at the last stakeholders meeting. Reverend Solomon, the MCE for LaDMA mentioned that construction of school classroom blocks with ancillary facilities at various stages of completion in the municipality.
The MCE said construction of drains, desilting, and demolishing of illegal structures on water ways had carried out periodically to address the perennial flooding in the municipality whenever it rains.
Answering to questions raised by the stakeholders, the MCE mentioned that the assembly in the previous year has embarked on a number of programmes and projects that featured in the 2021 annual action plan and composite budget. The projects and the programmes he said cut across a number of government flagship programmes and social interventions, like skill training and empowerment of small business in the municipality.
The MCE said the assembly for the first time exceeded its revenue target in 2021 due to prudent management put in place. According to the MCE, the assembly reposition itself by tackling the loopholes confronting Internally Generated Funds (IGF) by implementing various strategies that includes the Updating the assembly’s Revenue Data Base, Establishment of two revenue pay points, regular interaction with ratepayers, capacity building for revenue collectors and the formation and operationalization of revenue task force.
The MCE, Reverend Solomon Kotey Nikoi mentioned that the assembly has distributed dual and mono desks to needy schools in the municipality while over 40 schools have benefited from the Ghana’s Schools Free Feeding Programme.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Reverend Solomon Kotey Nikoi mourned the challenges militating against the assembly notwithstanding the giant pace made by the assembly, and called on the traditional authorities, parents, and stakeholder to help address them to build a well-structured society for the generation to come.