The Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly organized a town hall meeting on 2nd November 2023 at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Abelenpke. The meeting aimed to connect with diverse segments of society, providing a platform for them to voice concerns and inquire about the responsible use of public resources for community development.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Sandra Owusu Ahinkorah in her opening remarks, articulated the remarkable strides achieved by the Assembly. Her speech resonated with the Assembly's commitment to positive transformation, emphasizing the tangible impact on the lives of community members.
The Municipal Development Planning officer, Mr. Kofi Simpeh presented to the people the highlights of programs, projects, and activities as well as policy decisions that the Assembly was implementing for sustainable development. Among these accomplishments was the successful implementation of 78% of the 2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP) by the end of the third quarter.
Breaking down the statistics, 12% of the projects were completed, including the construction of a Pavilion for the School Feeding Kitchen at Legon Staff Village School and the renovation of the 3-unit Abelenkpe Basic Two School. Both projects, funded respectively by DACF and the MP Common Fund, showcased the Assembly's commitment to enhancing educational infrastructure.
Another notable achievement was the 100% completion of the 6-unit Classroom Block with an ICT Center at Legon Staff Village School, sponsored by the Ghana National Gas Company.
Mr. Kofi Simpeh also shed light on ongoing projects, highlighting the Construction of a CHPS Compound with an overhead water storage facility at Santana, currently at 8% completion.
The interactive forum witnessed community members actively engaging, posing questions, and seeking clarifications on development initiatives and resource utilization. The various heads of departments in turn answered their questions covering administration, revenue mobilization, health, financial accountability, infrastructure, and agriculture.
Hon. Sandra Owusu Ahinkorah expressed her earnest call for collaboration, urging all stakeholders to unite in supporting the Ayawaso West Municipal Assembly's development initiatives.