WE’LL ALLEVIATE INCIDENCE OF FLOODING – MCE ASSURES STAKEHOLDERS
Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi, the Municipal Chief Executive of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) has assured the people of La in the Greater Accra Region of the assembly’s commitment to alleviate incidence of flooding to protect lives and properties in the municipality.Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi gave the assurance at this year’s Town Hall Meeting held at Sophia McKeon Auditorium-La on Wednesday April 26, 2023 under the theme: ‘ Accounting to the people: Responsibility in ensuring flood-free municipality’.
The MCE said, as a sign of goodwill for the people, the assembly has decided to include stakeholders in the strategy to ensure a flood-free municipality. Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi mentioned that the urban areas face unprecedented problems of widening income inequality and increase vulnerability to disaster and climate change, which the municipality have experienced recurring flood Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi revealed that, poor sanitation and drainage infrastructure, overcrowding, and tax regulatory compliance regarding sanitation drainage and waste management area the result of the flooding. He said in the wake of this, the GARID projects under the funding by the World Bank is to strengthen the national capitals resilience with the initial phase lasting five years from 2020 to 2025.
Responding, the MCE of LaDMA Mr Solomon Kotey described the assembly continuous performance as team work with fulfilment of the vision to bring governance closer to the doorsteps of the people to attract both local and foreign investors to invest into the municipality.
According to Mr Solomon Kotey, the MCE of LaDMA, the implementation of the religious revenue improvement action plan, the continuous updating of the existing data, the establishment of additional revenue points and the innovation of collector mechanisms to reduce cost of collection was hallmark of the assembly’s thrive story.
Mr Solomon Kotey Nikoi the Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA mentioned that, the 2023 town hall meeting is aimed at providing the citizens with the platform for open dialogue to express concerns. He said in 2022, the assembly embarked on a number of initiatives and projects on government flagship initiatives, social intervention initiatives, and physical development across the municipality.