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Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey Advise Residents Of La On The Covid 19.

The Municipal Chief Executive for La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey has urged the people of La to adhere to the compliance with the protective measures of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The MCE explained that, the COVID 19 would not spread if everybody lives by the measures given by the health directorate. He said this at Latenu Radio on Wednesday 18th March 2020 after a brief visit to the station to send the message and measures to fight the COVID 19 pandemic in the country. The MCE acknowledged the importance of the citizenry to Ghana. He indicated that the government has taken steps in the interest of public safety to reduce the spread through ban on social gathering and airline travel. He called on Ghanaians to report quickly to hospital when they see any symptoms of the COVID 19.

LaDMA Marks GHANA’S 63rd Independence Anniversary Celebration

 Over 1,400 pupils from 1st and 2nd cycle institutions drawn within the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality (LaDMA) participated in the Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary Celebration with a parade at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Security Car Park in La, Accra.

Cultural groups from Vision Seed Academy, Justice Nii Armah Ollennu Memorial School and Cadet bands from Services School, Aquinas SHS, Labone SHS, Bethel Hill School Band and SDA School Band thrilled the crowd with displayed. The students marched past the dais to the admiration of the dignitaries.

Making his remarks on the theme for the occasion, “Consolidating Our Gains” the MCE, Rev Solomon Nikoi Kotey said in other to achieve the ultimate theme, leaders must not attempt to sacrifice national unity for individual or little parochial interest. The MCE said such altitude would only cost the nation a big setback and posterity would not forgive this generation.

The MCE said as a nation, there was the need to bury individual differences and work together to reduce extreme poverty and achieve meaningful development.

On his part, the Municipal Director for Education paid a tribute to the founding fathers and the gallant men and women who fought for Ghana’s independence. He said, the future of the nation belongs to the youth and that called for them to be forefront of the Independence Day celebration.

He said building a better nation required discipline, hard work, and consistency to play important role for nation development. According to him, the interventions launched for the development of teacher education will ensure the professionalism of teachers and enhance their delivery in the education section. He said the programme will not only guarantee transfer of knowledge and skills to learners but will also ensure that the schools becomes centers of excellence.

The municipal education director called on parents, NGO’s, teachers unions, the private sector and learners to support the government’s vision of providing quality education. According to him the free SHS policy has allowed a lot of people who would have been left out at home to be in school and that is going to impact positively to the future of the country.

He said LaDMEO is a beneficiary of TVET Ultra-modern school complex and it is going to facilitate the acquisition of employable skills for the youth in the municipality. He appealed to the youth especially the girls to venture into TVET, as it is the future of Ghana.

Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey Call For Effective And Efficiency Administration To Expedite Revenue Achievement

Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey addressing staffs of LaDMA

Staff of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) have been urged to work for the national development as the work of public servants and the elected officials are social contract. The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Nikoi Kotey made the call when he addressed the first quarter staff durbar at the forecourt of the assembly.

Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey(middle) second from right is Mr. Daniel Nkrumah

According to him, the durbar was not called to fulfil the requirement of performance but for the running of good administration. He said in other to influence people’s lives in the municipality, the assembly needs to move at a positive direction to achieve that goal. He said the assembly must continue to make efforts to rake in all unpaid revenue to develop the communities.

Hon. Nikoi called for the transformation of attitude towards work. He said the assembly would adopt a new strategy to improve revenue generation, as revenue is the vehicle for development. He also urged the environmental department to ensure that the assembly’s premises is free of filth.

A section of staff during the durbar

The MCE announced that, management has planned to institute the best staff award for the year. On his part, the coordinating director Mr. Daniel Nkrumah, said the service enjoined the assembly to meet quarterly to access the performance of and interact with staff and get more information about what is happening in the office.

La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Inaugurates 2020 Municipal Census Implementation Committee.

A nine member Municipal Census Implementation Committee for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) was inaugurated on Thursday 20th February 2020 at the municipal assembly hall, La.

The committee has the municipal coordinating director (MCD), Mr. Daniel Nkrumah as the chairperson. Other members are the traditional council representative, the municipal health director, the municipal information officer, the municipal director for National Commission of Civic Education, the municipal planning officer, the municipal education director, the municipal statistics officer and the municipal census officer Mr. Nathaniel Addo as the secretary to the committee.

The Presiding Member for the assembly, Hon Emmanuel Baah, who inaugurated the committee, tasked them to ensure a successful implementation of the exercise. The mandate of the committee is to help supervise all the activities during the Pre-census stage, main census stage and post census stage.

Mr. Daniel Nkrumah who on behalf of the MCE, Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey addressed the committee and the assembly members underscored the importance of the 2020 Population and Housing Census. According to him, the PHC will provide a platform for an interactive dialogue between Users and Providers of official statistics in the development planning and monitoring of policies and programmes. He put emphasis on that; the outcome of the census will improve policy-making in the municipality as the importance of census data in development planning and implementation is key.

The MCE bemoans the assembly’s inability to rake in the needed revenue from the ratepayers because the assembly does not have a reliable data on the properties in the municipality and has affected it internally generated fund (IGF), thereby depriving the assembly from meeting, the developmental needs of the people.

He said as part of the efforts in mitigating the challenge, the assembly is collaborating with GIZ to revalue all properties in the municipality and at the same time building a comprehensive database to support revenue mobilization. The MCE described the 2020 PHC as a huge opportunity for the assembly to plan. According to Mr. Nikoi Kotey, the population and housing census was an indispensable tool for effective governance. Additionally, he said that the United Nations recommends that member states undertook a census every decade. The MCE urged the committee members to work harder to ensure good result since bad census would no doubt result in a wrong allocation of resources in the municipality.

LaDMA Meets Stakeholders To Address Sanitation Issues

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly in its bit to solve sanitation issues in the municipality held a meeting with it stakeholders on Tuesday 20th February 2020 at the assembly’s conference hall, La.

The meeting which was chaired by the MCD, Mr. Daniel Nkrumah  had in attendance the municipal environmental director, the municipal planning director, the municipal director for NCCE, the municipal budget officer , the municipal information officer, assembly and unit committee members, and reps from sanitation agencies namely Zoom lion, Asadu Royal, Rapid Waste and others.

Four major areas were identified as a challenge  the municipality faces in relation to sanitation, namely primary household sanitation, street sanitation, transfer station of waste, and the disposal site of the waste.

The engagement of the stakeholder was to come out with some of the issues they face in their line of duty and come out with solutions to help solve the sanitation issues in the municipality.

The stakeholders charged the assembly to enforce the byelaws regarding to sanitation to deter the people from dumping waste at unauthorized places in the municipality.

Mr. Daniel Nkrumah the MCD assured the stakeholders that the assembly would come out with a proper waste management plant to address the sanitation issues in the municipality. He said, the assembly would get rid of hawkers on the Liberation road to keep the area clean.

MCE’S VISIT TO UNIVERSAL MERCHANT BANK AND MARRIOT HOTEL

MCE’s VISIT TO UMB HEADQUARTERS

The Municipal Chief Executive of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA), Hon. Solomon Kotey, has initiated visitation to the various stakeholders and organizations within the municipality. The visitation is to engage the stakeholders to strategize how both parties can work together for mutual benefits.

The MCE kicked off the program with a visit to the Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) at their headquarters at the Airport City. UMB represented by facility manager Mr Tarique Sam Abakah and Mr Francis Kwesi Yeboah the Project and Programs expressed delight by the visit. Describing the visit as historic, Mr Abakah expressed the company’s desire and interest to collaborate with the assembly.

Introducing the MCE, Nii Maale Adsei, Corporate Relations Officer, LaDMA emphasized on the importance of the visit to meet all stakeholders.

“It is our desire to use this visit to introduce the MCE to our various stakeholders to enable them put a face to the name and to seek a symbolic relationship with all” .In his submission, Hon Solomon Kotey, emphasized the importance of his visit which he described as an opportunity to forge a healthy relationship between the assembly and all institutions of their Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) to the communities they operate in. “Let us establish a good relationship and see which areas we us an assembly could help your business whilst you also recognize your social responsibilities to the community”.

MCE’s VISIT TO MARRIOT HOTEL

The MCE followed up with a visit to the Marriott International Hotel also in the Airport City Enclave where he was received to a warm reception by Mr Nino Constantinou the General Manager, Madam Grace Acheampong, Director of Human Resource and Mr Albert Hodanu, Director of Loss Prevention.

After initial pleasantries, Hon. Solomon Kotey emphasized on the Tenant/Landlord relationship existing between the Assembly and companies or institutions operating in the municipality. “My visit is to help you operate in congenial atmosphere in my municipality and my expectation that you will also be alive to your social responsibility to the community”.

Again Mr Nino Constantinuo congratulated the MCE for the bold step in visiting companies operating in the area and expressed Marriott’s readiness to partner the assembly in all endeavors.

“We would humbly appeal to you to get back to us and let us know the support you will need from us” he said.

MCE PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON GHANA ARMED FORCE

MCE AT GHANA AIR FORCE

The MCE together with his team visited Air Force Ghana Headquarters and meeting was held at the office of the chief of Air staff, Air vice Marshall Frank Hanson’s office. The team was privileged to have the Chief Director Air Commodore J.A Ashrifie of the ministry in their midst. Nii Maale the corporate relations officer introduced the team and the MCE. He then stated purpose of meeting which he said was to deepen the relationship between the Assembly and the organization

The chief of Air staff then took over and gave the meeting a warm welcome. He congratulated the MCE, expresses his gratitude for the invitation and meeting, he then assured the MCE that they would visit the Assembly on their next meeting. He assured the assembly of their support in the various forms notably in areas of sanitation and security. He said that he had confidence in leadership and was ready to reciprocate the act.

The MCE expressed similar sentiments and referred to the sanitation remarks made by the air force Chief about various ways which can help the Assembly deal with sanitation issues.  He also touched on the Tom and Jerry relationship that has existed between the people of La and the military and called for an improved relationship. He reminded them on the need to obtain permit from the assembly before putting up structures  in the municipality and further said, all those who have started putting up structures should get close to him in the office to enable him help them to regularize their papers and permits.

The MCE and his team were privileged with a full presentation of the operations of the Ghana Air force. He was presented with a shield and some souvenirs. After the presentation photographs were taken to mark the day.

MCE AT GHANA NAVAL BASE

Our next visit was the Ghana Naval base where the MCE was warmly welcomed. The MCE spoke to them and emphasized on the tenant/landlord relationship and called for a cordial relationship between the military and the people of La. He was presented with a plaque to commemorate the visit. Present at the meeting was Cadre Gl Blessing, Naval Capt Ayelanzono, Naval Capt. Osei and Cadre Ethan.

INAUGURATION OF 3rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE LA DADE-KOTOPON MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY (LADMA)

Swearing in of the new Assembly Members

Inaugural ceremonies for assembly and Unit committee of member MMDAs were held across the Nation on Thursday , 23rd January 2020.

Swearing in of the newly elected Presiding Member

Fifteen (15) Assembly Member and Fifty(50) Unit committee member were sworn into office by her worship Juliet Osie-Deudu.as part of the inaugural ceremony, Hon.Emmanuel Nyako Baah was elected as the presiding member of the assembly after he obtained 100% of the vote cast.

In his welcome address, the municipal chief executive , Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi congratulated all member. He implore member to ensure they hold regular engagement with their electorates since such engagement with the people would enable them get feedback that would impact on Assembly decision making process.

La Traditional Council Rep.

Present at the ceremony were the La Traditional Council, Former Assembly and Unit committee Members, security officers, Heads of department, Former Municipal Chief Executive in the person of Hon. Rita Odoley Sowah, official from the regional coordinating council, Accra.

Her Worship Juliet Osie-Deudu

The inaugural speech was presented by Hon. O.B . Amoah, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development.

MCE CUTS SOD FOR ULTRA MODERN T-VET INSTITUTE FOR LA COMMUNITY

Hon. Solomon Nikoi Kotey breaking the ground for the start of work

The Municipal Chief Executive for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly Hon Solomon Nikoi Kotey on the 10th of January 2020 break the grounds for the construction of an ultra-modern Technical and Vocational Education (T-VET) institute for the  Machinery , Mechanic Training Institute at La in the greater Accra Region.

The local firm, which is to construct the facility, is to be completed within 2 years with funds from the government of Ghana.

According to the municipal chief executive for the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, the work would be done in two phases with 12 months intermissions between each phase.

Hon Solomon Nikoi Kotey stated that the La assembly was amongst the first batch of beneficiary communities of such an intervention by the government. The MCE thanks the government for its intervention. According to him upon the completion of the project, it would put La name on the globe.

 The MCE was of the view that the facility would help shape the lives of the youth in La to acquire job related skills to compete on the job market. He stated that the assembly was in talks with the La Traditional Council and the Authorities of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) to admit some of the youth idling about into the institute to get the needed skills.

Mawusi N. Awity (Mrs) the Executive Director of the NVTI appealed to the MCE and the assembly directorate to use some of the assembly common fund to offset the fees of the trainees and also assist them with start-up capital after the completion of the their training.  She bemoaned that the NVTI does not benefit from the free education programme. Madam Mawusi urged parents to invest in their children by enrolling them in the TVET programme.

Mawusi N. Awity (Mrs) the Executive Director of the NVTI

Madam Mawusi demystified the notion that TVET schools are for the unintelligent people in the society. According to her, the TVET is a field, which gives anyone the freedom to choose what he, or she wants to be in life.

Madam Juliana Nkrumah, the NVTI controller of apprenticeship said that when the project is completed it would house new classroom blocks, hostel for both female and male students, administration block, laboratory, and workshop. According to her, the NVTI programme is to address skill gabs in Ghana by upgrading and revamping vocational institutions in Ghana.

Mr Emmanuel K. Ashie, CMMTI, said the facility when completed would attract more female students due to the trade demand driven programme the institute would be running. According to him, the institute will be offering track demand programmes such as catering, dressmaking, hair dressing, to mention just a few which are mostly for the female to venture in.  The institute is operating on a slash down fee policy for female students who enrol in the institution.

SANITATION MINISTER INSPECTS PROJECTS

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah has embarked on a visit in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly to assess the level sanitation in the municipality. Accompanied by the Municipal Chief Executive Officer, the Municipal Coordinator and some staff of the Assembly inspected some completed and ongoing projects under her jurisdiction. Notable projects inspected include a refurbished toilet facility at the St. Paul’s Anglican School. There, the Minister instructed the authorities of the school to ensure that the facility is hygienically kept to prevent the pupils from contracting any form of disease[s]. She underscored the relevance of good personal hygiene practices, assuring her support to the school authority. She also called for a strict internal security for the school to avoid invasion by outsiders who constantly use the school facilities during and after school hours. She also inspected a completed water project that will supply potable water to the people of La.