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SERVICES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WINS SMART GOVERNORS CONSTITUTION QUIZ COMPETITION FINALS

The Services Junior High School from the Burma Camp was adjudge the winner for the District Quiz competition organised by NCCE, held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at the Tenashie Junior High School, La.

The winner for the competition was presented with a Plaque, four copies of the constitution, and certificates and books to contestants and their patrons. The first and the second runner-up were also received a plaque, four copies of the constitution, and certificates to contestant’s patrons and books.

Participating schools were the 5BN, Services Junior High School, La St Paul’s Junior High School, La Wireless Junior High School, Osu Home Junior High School, and Association Community Model School.

Mr Emmanuel Mettle, the director for National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) said that the NCCE is embarking on National Quiz Competition dubbed ‘Smart Governors Constitution Quiz Competition’ which seeks to project and promote the significance of the 1992 Republican Constitution to the youth and inculcate in them the brainpower of civic duty for national development. He mentioned that the annual event also pursues to lure active citizenship from the Basic school pupils to enable them to play a part in the promoting and supporting Ghana’s democracy

According to Mr Emmanuel Mettle, the Ghanaian students has been acknowledged as a most important foundation of human capital and are key agents for socio-culture, economic and political development in our present dispensation. Moreover, he mentioned that it is important to nurture and harness the intellectual abilities of the students by inculcating into them the constitution for Ghana and national development.

The intents of the quiz competition was to create awareness of the Ghana Constitution,LaDMA Bye-Laws and to test civic knowledge of the students.Mr Emmanuel thanked the MCE and the assembly for their support for the program.

LaDMA HOLD TWO DAY TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR MSMEs ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) in collaboration with OZE and SSNIT on Monday, August 1, 2022 has organised a 2-day training workshop on Business and Financial Management for over 42 Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in the municipality.

The training serve as a synopsis of a set of measures being embraced by the assembly to ensure that Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) can function on budget preparation and implementation, accounting financial recording , cash and accounts super vision as well as personal pension plans.

The officials from SSNIT encouraged participants to join the SSNIT scheme in other to enjoy a good life after retirement.

Miss Sarah Afua Dede the director for Ghana Enterprises Agency (LaDMA) said that the need for the training was to ensure that, the MSMEs in the municipality could compete with other world where there is a comprehensive range of positive cash flow for smooth business operation. She said ‘today every country is struggling for economic prosperity ‘and mentioned that it’s tough for the new entrepreneurs in the municipality who have never learnt how to budget and plan to achieve financial security.

 Miss Joana Nartey believe that the training would go a long way to bring self-restraint and transformation into the sector.

Some of the participants expressed their happiness and satisfaction for the workshop and urged the organisers to consider it as a yearly programme.

GET RID OF INFORMATION DELAY

The leader of DPAT team Mr Percy Anaab Bukati has described delay in release of information during the DPAT assessment as a canker, which the assemblies as a matter of urgency must get rid of.

Mr Percy made this call when his team visited the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) for the 2 days DPAT assessment on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Mr Percy expressed his worry at the meeting held with the management team of the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly. The visit was to assess the performance of the Assembly for the year 2021.

According to Mr Percy, the two days exercise will be done within schedule. He urged the management team to make all information needed available to avoid late exit. Mr Percy mentioned that, the reasons for the late exit beyond the normal working hours was because of delay in the release of information to the DPAT team and the relaxation of the team waiting for information to work on.

Mr Percy appealed to the management not to endanger both parties and called for the release of information on time to enable them work within stipulated time.

Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi, the Municipal Chief Executive for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) bemoan the late short notice acknowledged from DPAT team for the assessment and mentioned that knowing what was at stake, his management has put together all the necessary document and information for smooth running of the exercise.

Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi assured the DPAT team of the assembly support to enable them to work swithout fear or favour.

LaDMA GENERAL ASSEMBLY ORDER TO CLOSE HYDE OUT HUB

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly at its emergency General Assembly Meeting on Monday, July 19, 2022 ordered the Municipal Security (MUSEC) to close down Hyde Out Hub, a popular nightclub at La noted for allegedly promoting Nudity and indecent exposure of young girls through entertainment.

The owner of the Hyde Out Hub is operating without a permit. The place is noted for selling illicit drugs (India Hemp). After deliberation, all 15-assembly members voted for the area to be close down.

The municipal was noticed by this action when a video of these incidents were circulating across the internet, which was tarnishing the image of the Municipality.

SELECTED BASIC SCHOOLS IN LaDMA EDUCATED ON PLASTIC WASTE SEGREGATION MANAGEMENT

The Ecological Restoration Club, an NGO in collaboration with the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) with funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday, June 27, 2022 organised a training programme on plastic waste segregation for selected schools from the La Municipality.

The schools were St Paul, La Salem Presbyterian Primary, Enobal Primary and Association School were taken through the phases of pull together and positioning plastic waste in their various schools, home and the communities.

The MCE for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi noted that, the training would influence the pupils to abstain from indecorous dumping of waste in the municipality. The Municipal Chief Executive urged the participants school teachers and the pupils to be ambassadors of plastic waste segregation management in all places.

Rev Solomon Kotey Nikoi bemoan the activities of residents who have fashioned unhealthy habit of littering the drains and unauthorised areas with plastic waste, which besieged the Kpeshie Lagoon and the beach whenever it rains heavy.

The MCE was therefore sure that the training programme would give the pupils the platform to be self-discipline on waste management issues.

Mr Odjam mentioned that, the programme is at its pilot stage and appealed to the participants to educate their colleague friends and other close relations to change their attitude towards disposal of plastic waste. Mr Odjam said that the goal for the training is to help reduce the pollution of the environment. 

LaDMA PLANT TREES TO GREEN THE MUNICIPALITY

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly on Friday June 10, 2022 plated 15,000 seedlings across the municipality as part of the activities to mark the Green Ghana Day.

The Municipal Chief Executive for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Rev. Solomon Kotey Nikoi planted the first sprout at Tenasi Junior High School at Ako Adjei followed by the Coordinating Director Mr Daniel Nkrumah and the Municipal Education Director Ms Habiba Kotomah, Mrs Emelia Monney the Director for Agric and the Assembly Members.

Speaking to the media Rev. Solomon Kotey Nikoi called on all stakeholders to actively participate in the exercise and fully take responsibility of the seedlings planted. He said the future of La and that of Ghana would depend on how well the citizenry will protect the seedlings.

On the part of the director for Agric, she said her outfit in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and other relevant department and units under the assembly are to persistently monitor the development of the seedlings and offer any technical support to any member in the community to enable the trees to mature well.

She mentioned that prior to the exercise the assembly had embarked on an awareness creation to prepare residents on the exercise and how to monitor and upkeep for the seedlings.

Mrs Kotomah assured her outfit support towards the exercise by ensuring that each school plants trees in and around their schools. She pointed out that, the trees planting which have come to stay would help address environmental issues in the country.

80 WOMEN UNDERGOING SKILLS TRAINING AT LaDMA

Over 80 women drawn from the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality is undergoing a Six-week skills training programme organised by the Municipal Culture Unit from Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

The skills training include female adults, youth, and a male. It is aimed at equipping the women in the municipality with the requisite skills that would enable them to support their families during their active service time and after retirement.

The participants will be taken through Beading (slippers, key holder, headband, necklace, bags). Fashion Accessories (Ankara fan) and Macramé (Bracelet, Purse, flowerpot hanger).Family members and relations of the trainees were present at the opening ceremony of the assembly skills training for the participants.

In his address to the participants, Mr Adu Asante the Municipal Director for Culture Unit commended the Municipal Chief Executive and the Municipal Coordinating Director for their effort and support given to his department for the training programme which has brought citizenry close to the assembly to benefit from the assembly’s programmes and activities. 

According to the Mr Adu Asante, the training is to improve the livelihood of women in La municipality. He said the projected 80 participants was exceeded and urged the authorities to review the number of participants at the last quarter of the year, looking at the responses from the citizenry from La.

 

LaDMA Acquires 1,700 Desks for La Schools

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly on Monday May 23, 2022, distributed 1,700 school desks costing Gh 600,000.00 to all the 63 public schools in the municipality. Some the beneficiaries’ schools included the Forces Senior High Technical School, South La Estate Junior High School, Osu Home Junior High School, La Bethel, and Salem Junior High Schools.

Making the presentation to the schools, the Municipal Chief Executive for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi said that the furniture was purchased from the assembly’s Internally Generated Fund to address the furniture deficits militating against the schools in the municipality.

Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi said it is the responsibility of the assembly to address infrastructure deficits and create a serene eco-friendly atmosphere to ensure better teaching and learning in all the schools within the municipality. Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi urged corporate institutions operating within the enclave of the municipality to support the assembly to deliver a healthier coaching and learning conditions to the schools.

The Municipal Director for Education of LaDMA, Ms Habiba Kotomah said 59 basic and four Senior High Schools were to benefit from the furniture distribution. She was grateful for the support received from the assembly to the schools and said the schools will make good use of the furniture.

LaDMA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS

FLASHBACK: STAKEHOLDERS AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING

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.

A SECTION OF STAKEHOLDER AT THE TOWN HALL MEETING

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.

MPCU HELD FIRST QUARTER MEETING

FLASHBACK: MPCU FIRST QUARTER MEETING AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL

The Municipal Planning Coordinating Unit (MPCU) on Wednesday March 23, 2022 held it first quarter meeting at the Municipal Assembly Hall. The meeting was in line with the Local Governance Act, 2016,(Act 936) with the amendment (Act 940) Section 85, mandates the MPCU to undertake quarterly meeting and monitoring of projects being executed within the municipality.

At the meeting, members’ deliberated on previous minutes, projects monitoring report, the presentation of quarterly reports by Departments and Units. The briefing by MEHO on OCYF enforcement in LaDMA.