Category: Development


The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly on Friday June 9, 2023 plated 5,000 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 young branch at the assembly’s premises followed by the Deputy Director Mr Henry Zengers and the Assembly Members

Speaking on the theme ‘OUR FOREST OUR HEALTH’, the MCE Solomon Kotey Nikoi called on all stakeholders to actively participate in the exercise and fully take concern of the seedlings planted. He said the future of La and that of Ghana hang on how well the citizenry will look after the seedlings. He urged stakeholders to stop cutting down trees as a basis of energy.

On her part, Mrs Emelia Monney, the director for Agric 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 backing to any member in the community to enable the trees to establish 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.

She call on residents to come for the seedlings. Some of the trees planted were Mahogany, avocado, coconut, mango, lemon, orange rain trees, and others.

Mr Henry Zengers the deputy director of the assembly point out that the planting of the trees is to tackle the climate crisis. He advised the citizenry to value the importance of trees or faced the consequences of their own act.



The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has identified the reviewing of Local Plans (Planning Schemes) for the Cantonments residential area as a key for effective planning within the area.

According to the Physical Planning Director for LaDMA, the reviewing exercise of the area was in the pursuant to Section 46(4) (f) of the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925) to review and update existing  Local Plans, which have become updated in the face of current development patterns and changes in land uses over time.

Mr Fredrick Anthony Mompi, the director of the Physical Planning Department said, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority have publicised the reviewing exercise in the National News Papers for residents to submit their input and comments on the proposals for consideration in the final draft plan, prior to approval. According to him, the Information Services Department Mobile Cinema Van has gone round the Cantonments area publicising the reviewing exercise for days.

According to the director of Physical Planning Department, copies of the draft revised Local Plans have been placed at the following locations within the Cantonments area for public viewing and input and about the proposals.  Ghana Free Zones Authority, W.E.B.Dubois Centre, Morning Star School, Palm Wine Junction Shell Filling Station, Embassy Gardens, Risen Christ Church, Covenant Family Community Church, (Soul Clinic) Koala Shopping Centre, American Embassy Taxi Rank and Togo Embassy Taxi Rank.

Mr Daniel Nkrumah, the coordinating director for LaDMA urged the stakeholders to cooperate with the team of field officers who have been deployed by the assembly to the Cantonments area to collect and validate Land Use data that will be incorporated into the revised plan for approval.

LaDMA Qualities for 2022 Department.

LaDMA has achieved a major milestone in its quest for development with the successful qualification for the 2022 Department assessment. This assessment, conducted in September 2022, has given the municipality the green light to access funding for its various developmental projects and programs.

The assessment involved a rigorous evaluation of the municipality’s financial management systems, internal controls, and overall governance practices. The results showed that LaDMA had met all the required standards and had demonstrated a strong commitment to accountability, transparency, and good governance.

This qualification comes as a great boost to the municipality’s efforts to improve the living standards of its residents. With access to funding, LaDMA can now undertake more developmental projects in areas such as education, healthcare, sanitation, and infrastructure.

The MCE, Hon. Solomon Niikoi, expressed his delight at the news, stating that it was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and management of LaDMA. He also assured the residents that the municipality would continue to work tirelessly to provide them with better services and facilities.

With this qualification, LaDMA is well-positioned to continue its developmental agenda and to make significant strides in improving the lives of its residents.


On Friday, 2nd December 2022, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) celebrated the 38th edition of the annual Farmers Day at the forecourt of the Ghana International Trade Fair Center. The theme for this year’s event was “Accelerating Agricultural Development Through Value Addition.”

The celebration was organized to honor farmers and fisherfolk for their contributions to the nation’s food security and agricultural sector growth. LaDMA set up a Farmers’ Day Celebrations Planning Committee with members nominated from various departments to ensure the success of the program. Sub-committees were also created to undertake specific roles, and a report of their activities is attached as an annex to the draft report.

The celebration was graced by about 200 people, including the Member of Parliament, Hon. Rita Odoley Sowah, the Hon. MCE Rev. Solomon Kotey Nikoi, Traditional Leaders, Heads of Clan Houses of La, Religious Leaders, members of the media, dignitaries, security agencies, farmers, fisherfolk, families of farmers and fisherfolk, Hon. Assembly Members, Unit Committee Members, Heads of Department and staff of the Assembly, and the general public.

The celebration began with an opening prayer led by Rev. Daniel Tsumasi Yeboah, the General Overseer-Bible Chapel International Church, followed by the recital of the National Pledge by all present. Lawyer Frank Davies, Esq. was introduced as the Chairman for the occasion, and he accepted the role, expressing gratitude for being chosen among many others.

The Municipal Director of Agriculture welcomed everyone to the function and shared the department’s achievements during the year and projections for the coming year. The overall best farmer for the year 2022 used the opportunity to congratulate his fellow competitors for their hard work towards agriculture within the Municipality. He urged his fellow farmers to make farming lucrative to attract the youth into the sector to achieve the government’s aim of promoting youth in agriculture.

The MCE led the dignitaries to inspect the exhibition stands set up by the farmers in display of foodstuffs and livestock amid musical interlude. In the MCE’s keynote address, he congratulated all farmers, fisherfolk, and other value chain actors for their vital roles in providing food for consumption and raw materials for industry.

The Hon. MCE indicated that, the municipality is shifting focus from primary production to post-harvest handling and processing of agricultural produce, given the high demand for land for other purposes. The municipality is providing trainings and facilitations to encourage farmers to venture into processing and other alternative investments to improve their living conditions.

The celebration was a success, and LaDMA remains committed to supporting farmers, fisherfolk, and other value chain actors in the provision of food security and the growth of the agricultural sector.


The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (Ladma) on Saturday December 3, 2022 marked the national sanitation day across the ten electoral areas. The assembly over the years has been undertaking the exercise to improve sanitation issues in the municipality.

The assembly members, staff, and community members took part in the exercise. The MCE for LaDMA, Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi said the monthly sanitation day has come to stay and it is important that members of the municipality keep their environment clean to avoid communicable diseases. He asked the citizenry to value their lives by ensuring that their surroundings are clean.The MCE mentioned that the sanitation officers would arrest and prosecute offenders of the sanitation byelaws.

LaDMA Welcomes MMDA on 2022 Budget Hearing.

LaDMA welcomed five MMDAs from the Greater Accra Region for the presentation of the 2023 composite budget on October 2022. The meeting was well attended, and the atmosphere was cordial as officials discussed various issues relating to the budget.

The meeting was chaired by the MCE of LaDMA, Hon. Solomon Niikoi, who welcomed the MMDAs to the Municipality. He expressed his gratitude to the MMDAs for coming and commended them for their commitment to working together to improve the lives of the people in the region.

The MCE also thanked the staff of LaDMA who worked tirelessly to organize the event and ensure its success. He reiterated the commitment of the Municipality to promoting transparency and accountability in its activities.

During the meeting, various issues were discussed, including revenue generation, infrastructure development, sanitation, and education. The MMDAs were given the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the budget.

Overall, the meeting was a success, and the MMDAs were pleased with the progress made by LaDMA. They expressed their commitment to working together to ensure the development of the region and improve the lives of its people.


The agriculture department of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly has trained a number of women’s groups in the processing of various grains, vegetables and fruit juices to help improve the nutritional well-being of their households and to strengthen their income generation capacities.

The training included extensions services through home, field visits organise farmer and staff trainings, and linking farmer based organisations to the needed service providers.

The municipal director of agriculture, Mrs Emelia Monney said that the training has become necessary to empower women in the municipality to contribute into the local economy. She said the initiative would go a long way to change their stories in the years ahead.

Some of the trainees thanked the management for initiative and called for wider publicity to attract a lot of citizenry to get the training. They said when this is done women in the municipality can take good care of their homes.


Global Citizenship Week is an annual event that aims to encourage individuals to become global citizens and take action to address global challenges. This weeklong celebration is held every year in October and is an opportunity for people around the world to come together to promote unity, collaboration, and a shared responsibility for the world we live in.

The theme for Global Citizenship Week 2022 is “Building Back Better: Achieving a Sustainable Future for All.” This theme emphasizes the need to work together to address the world’s most pressing challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change, and social injustice. The focus is on promoting sustainability, equity, and inclusivity, and encouraging individuals to take meaningful action to make a positive difference in the world.

Global Citizenship Week is an important opportunity to recognize the interconnectedness of our world and the importance of promoting unity and collaboration across borders. The week’s activities include workshops, discussions, and community events that encourage participants to learn about global issues and take action to address them.

One of the key goals of Global Citizenship Week is to promote education and awareness about global issues. Through educational activities and events, individuals can learn about the challenges facing our world and how they can make a positive impact. By promoting awareness and understanding, Global Citizenship Week aims to inspire individuals to become agents of change in their communities.

In addition to promoting education and awareness, Global Citizenship Week also aims to foster a sense of unity and collaboration across borders. By working together, individuals can achieve greater impact and create lasting change. Through collaborative efforts, individuals can share ideas and resources, build networks, and promote innovation.

Global Citizenship Week is a celebration of our shared responsibility for the world we live in and the importance of working together to address global challenges. It is an opportunity to recognize the interconnectedness of our world and to promote unity and collaboration across borders. By taking action and promoting sustainability, equity, and inclusivity, we can build a brighter, more just, and more sustainable future for all.

LaDMA Account to the People

On Wednesday October 19, 2022, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) held their annual town hall meeting dubbed: “Inclusive planning and budgeting; sustaining stakeholder’s participation in development.

 The meeting was held in fulfilment of the provisions in the 1992 constitution of the republic of Ghana, the Local Governance Act 2016, Act 936, the National Development Planning (Systems) Act 1994 (Act 480), the National Development Planning (Systems) Regulations, 2016 (LI 2232), the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) and other pieces of legislation.

In his speech, he made mention of the fact that, irrespective of the twin effect of Covid-19 and the Russian-Ukraine war on the economy of Ghana, the La Dade-kotopon Municipal Assembly, was able to exceed its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) target for the year 2021. This helped the Assembly to undertake some important developmental projects.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the La Dade-kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikoi delivered a welcome address on the occasion and made a presentation of the 2023 annual action plan and composite budget.

Developmental projects like;

  1. Classroom blocks for six schools in the municipality
  2. Fencing of the La Royal Cemetery and Rangoon Camp 1&2 primary school.
  3. Ongoing drain projects, road sealing, pothole patching, speed humps, metal gratings and asphalting.
  4. Construction of the residential accommodation of the Municipal Chief Executive has also been completed and in use.

Based on education, according to the MCE, part of the IGF has also been used to;

  1. Cater for the Ghana School Feeding Programme and about 40 schools in the Municipality are beneficiaries.
  2. Distribute free textbooks and capitation grants to both SHSs’ and basic schools
  3. Distribute over 3000 dual and mono desks to needy schools
  4. Cater for some costs that are because of the free SHS policy.
  5. Distribute 3,500 mathematical set to BECE candidates and 600 bottles of water to refresh them as they write their final examinations

He said the Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA) under LaDMA has rolled out programmes that aimed at reviving ill businesses and the establishment of new ones, through free business counselling for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s)

He mentioned that the Assembly has distributed 234 fall army worms agrochemicals to 82 farmers, provided weekly extension services, and trained farmers in green house farming, vegetable production in containers and open field irrigation under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)

Hon. Solomon Kotey Nikio appealed to the citizenry to pay their bills to enable the assembly to bring development to their doorsteps.


LaDMA has been placing a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, recognizing that these subjects are essential for the development of any society. One of the ways it has been doing this is through the Municipal STMIE Clinic, an annual competition that is open to all schools in the municipality.

The STMIE Clinic is designed to promote and encourage interest in STEM subjects, and it is organized at various levels, from the school level to the regional level. Students compete in a variety of categories, including science projects, technology projects, mathematics competitions, and engineering challenges. The competition aims to encourage innovation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among students.

One of the main objectives of the STMIE Clinic is to identify and nurture talented students who have a natural aptitude for STEM subjects. The competition provides a platform for these students to showcase their skills and abilities and to connect with like-minded individuals who share their passion for STEM.

But the STMIE Clinic is not just about identifying and nurturing talent. It is also about providing a learning opportunity for all students, regardless of their abilities. The competition is open to all students, and it is designed to be inclusive and accessible to everyone. Through participating in the competition, students are exposed to new ideas, new technologies, and new ways of thinking about the world around them.

The STMIE Clinic is just one of the many initiatives that LaDMA has implemented to promote STEM education in the municipality. It is a testament to the municipality’s commitment to providing quality education and ensuring that its students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century.

In conclusion, the Municipal STMIE Clinic is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talents, develop their skills, and connect with like-minded individuals. It is an initiative that is sure to have a positive impact on the future of LaDMA by fostering a love for STEM subjects among its students.